Kansas wheat harvest passes halfway mark

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A government snapshot shows farmers have now harvested about 58 percent of their winter wheat crop in Kansas.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday that the harvest this year is well ahead of both the 37 percent cut statewide at this time a year ago as well as the five-year average of 50 percent for this date.

Harvest activity extends across Kansas.

Southeast Kansas has cut 91 percent of its wheat, with the south-central Kansas harvest now 74 percent finished. Central Kansas has cut 78 percent. Harvest in northwest Kansas reached 13 percent.

For the wheat still out in the field, the report rated its condition as 64 percent good to excellent. About 28 percent is in fair condition and 8 percent remains in poor to very poor shape.

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