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Corn harvest comes early, remains in poor shape

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2012, at 10:01 a.m.

The condition of the drought-damaged fall crops and pasture in Kansas was little changed – still poor – from the week earlier, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday.

Half of the area’s corn crop had been cut - three weeks ahead of the average and was rated 71 percent poor or very poor, 21 percent fair and 8 percent good.

Soybeans and grain sorghum crops were rated 68-70 percent poor or very poor, 23-24 percent fair and the rest good or excellent.

Range and pasture was rated 89 percent poor or very poor, 10 percent fair and 1 percent good.

The best crop was cotton, which was rated 32 percent poor or very poor, 42 percent fair and 26 percent good or excellent.

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