Corn harvest comes early, remains in poor shape
09/11/2012 10:00 AM
09/11/2012 10:01 AM
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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