MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The winter wheat harvest in Kansas is nearing completion well ahead of last year or the average for this time of year, according to the latest government snapshot.
About 95% of the state’s wheat crop has now been cut, the Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday. At this time last year, just 75% had been harvested. The five-year average is 90% for the state.
The state’s other major field crops are also making progress this summer.
The agency reported that 47% of the corn in Kansas is silking. About 6% of the soybeans are now setting pods. And 9% of the sorghum has headed in the state.
— Associated Press
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