Agriculture

July 29, 2014

USDA says Kansas’ fall crops faring well so far

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.

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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