Report: Kansas rains helping crops, pastures

CROPS

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The government’s weekly snapshot of Kansas agriculture says the recent, widespread rain is helping pastures as well as crops.

But the Agricultural Statistics Service also said Monday that subsoil moisture supplies remained short to very short in 48 percent of Kansas, despite the downpours mostly in central and eastern sections.

The agency rated the condition of the Kansas corn crop as 29 percent poor to very poor, 33 percent fair, 32 percent good and 6 percent excellent.

About 19 percent of the sorghum crop is rated in poor to very poor condition. Of the rest, 38 percent was rated fair, 40 percent as good and 3 percent excellent.

Soybean condition was rated as 10 percent poor to very poor, 33 percent fair, 52 percent good and 5 percent excellent.

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