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Report shows Kansas wheat harvest going slower than normal

A new government report shows Kansas growers are still far behind in bringing in this season’s winter wheat crop.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 61% of wheat in the state has been harvested.  That is well behind the 84% typically cut by this late in the season.  About 92% of the wheat in Kansas has matured.

The agency said about 58% of the wheat out in the field is in good to excellent condition.  About 27% is rated as good with 15% in poor to very poor shape.

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