The government’s latest crop snapshot shows the Kansas winter wheat harvest is running slower than usual for this time of year.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported that about 41% of the state’s wheat has been cut.
That is behind both the 44% at this time last year and the 48% five-year average.
The report reflects crop conditions as of Sunday, and comes amid recent rains that have kept many combines out of fields.
The agency also reported that 83% of the wheat had already matured.
It rated the condition of the crop still in the ground as 12% excellent, 50% good, 25% fair, and 13% as poor or very poor.
Planting for two other major Kansas crops also is nearly finished with 95% of the soybeans and 94% of the sorghum now seeded.
The state’s corn crop is also mostly in good shape with just 6% rated as poor or very poor.