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Kansas Farmers Get Barely a Day for Fieldwork
Kansas Ag Connection - 05/14/2019

For the week ending Sunday, there were 1.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 62 adequate, and 36 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 70 adequate, and 28 surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 33 fair, 43 good, and 13 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 89 percent, ahead of 84 last year. Headed was 35 percent, near 39 last year, and well behind 64 for the five-year average.

Corn planted was 46 percent, behind 65 last year, and well behind 67 average. Emerged was 26 percent, behind 34 last year and 38 average.

Soybeans planted was 7 percent, well behind 28 last year, and behind 16 average.

Sorghum planted was 1 percent, near 3 both last year and average.

Cotton planted was 5 percent, equal to both last year and average.

Sunflowers planted was 1 percent, near 2 last year, and equal to average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 24 fair, 59 good, and 13 excellent.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, KSU Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.

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