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Report: Fall Farm Crops Mostly Faring Well in Kansas

Associated Press - August 11, 2015 4:18 pm

A government forecast on the size of this year's Kansas corn crop is estimating that growers will bring in 555 million bushels.

The latest government snapshot shows most major farm crops in Kansas are faring well this season.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 59 percent of the state’s corn is in good to excellent condition. About 31 percent is rated as fair with 10 percent in poor to very poor condition.

Soybean condition is rated as 52 percent good to excellent with 39 percent rated as fair. About 9 percent of the soybeans are in poor to very poor shape.

Kansas has about 68 percent of its sorghum crops in good to excellent condition. About 27 percent of the sorghum is in fair condition with 5 percent rated as poor to very poor.

The agency also rated topsoil moisture as adequate to surplus in 78 percent of the state.

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