USDA says Kansas’ fall crops faring well so far

07/29/2014 8:17 AM

08/08/2014 10:25 AM

The condition of Kansas’ main fall crops remains strong, even as the state baked under hot conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Corn was rated 3 percent very poor, 7 poor, 31 fair, 44 good and 15 excellent.

Grain sorghum was rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 32 fair, 52 good and 10 excellent.

Soybeans were rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 34 fair, 50 good and 11 excellent.

Conditions for grass and water for cattle are also strong, following heavy rains in May and June that eased a three-year drought.

Pasture and range conditions were rated 5 percent very poor, 15 poor, 42 fair, 36 good, and 2 excellent.

Farm pond water supplies were rated 6 percent very short, 16 short, 77 adequate, and 1 surplus.

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