Report: Almost half of Kansas winter wheat crop struggling


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new report suggests that almost half of the winter wheat crop in Kansas continues to struggle.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 16 percent of the wheat is rated as "very poor," while another 33 percent is in poor condition.

The report said 35 percent is in fair condition, 15 percent is rated in good condition and 1 percent in excellent condition.

But 96 percent of the wheat crop has headed, just behind the five-year average of 97 percent at this point in the year.

The corn crop is in better shape, with 48 percent in good condition and 10 p...

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