Rain in the last week did improve the condition of the state’s fall crops slightly, but they remain badly damaged by drought, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
With about a third of the state’s corn crop harvested, 22 percent is rated fair and 7 percent good. Seventy-one percent was rated poor or very poor.
The soybean crop is rated 21 percent fair, 5 percent good and 1 percent excellent. Seventy-three was rated poor or very poor.
The grain sorghum crop is considered 24 percent was fair, 7 percent good and 1 percent excellent, with 68 percent was rated poor or very poor.