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53 Percent of Kansas Corn Good to Excellent
Kansas Ag Connection - 06/30/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 15% very short, 31% short, 50% adequate, and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 30% short, 57% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 7% very poor, 13% poor, 34% fair, 39% good, and 7% excellent. Winter wheat mature was 90%, well ahead of 68% last year. Harvested was 47%, well ahead of 21% last year, but near 51% for the five-year average.

Corn condition rated 3% very poor, 9% poor, 35% fair, 45% good, and 8% excellent. Corn silking was 9%, near 7% last year, but behind 16% average. Dough was 1%.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 6% poor, 31% fair, 56% good, and 6% excellent. Soybeans emerged was 93%, ahead of 78% last year and 84% average. Blooming was 8%, ahead of 1% last year, and near 5% average.

Sorghum condition rated 2% very poor, 7% poor, 44% fair, 43% good, and 4% excellent. Sorghum planted was 95%, ahead of 87% last year, and near 93% average. Headed was 4%, near 3% last year, and equal to average.

Cotton condition rated 2% very poor, 11% poor, 44% fair, 40% good, and 3% excellent. Cotton squaring was 27%, ahead of 14% last year and 15% average. Setting bolls was 3%.

Sunflowers planted was 88%, ahead of 81% last year, and near 84% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 4% very poor, 15% poor, 36% fair, 42% good, and 3% 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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