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Kansas Farmers Get 6 Days for Fieldwork
Kansas Ag Connection - 06/12/2018

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 14 percent very short, 34 short, 51 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 17 percent very short, 34 short, 49 adequate, and 0 surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 15 percent very poor, 32 poor, 37 fair, 15 good, and 1 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 80 percent, near 82 last year, but ahead of 67 for the five-year average. Mature was 29 percent, equal to last year. Harvested was 2 percent, near 3 last year, and equal to average.

Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 33 fair, 49 good, and 11 excellent. Corn emerged was 96 percent, ahead of 86 last year and 90 average.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 38 fair, 51 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans planted was 89 percent, ahead of 77 last year, and well ahead of 67 average. Emerged was 75 percent, ahead of 57 last year, and well ahead of 46 average.

Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 40 fair, 52 good, and 5 excellent. Sorghum planted was 69 percent, well ahead of 48 last year, and ahead of 51 average. Headed was 1 percent.

Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 36 fair, 62 good, and 1 excellent. Cotton planted was 91 percent, ahead of 78 last year, and well ahead of 68 average. Squaring was 1 percent.

Sunflowers planted was 53 percent, well ahead of 32 last year, and ahead of 38 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 6 percent very poor, 18 poor, 44 fair, 30 good, and 2 excellent.

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