Archive for Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Report: Kansas wheat faring mostly well so far this winter

March 3, 2015

— Kansas wheat crops and livestock are in generally positive shape so far this winter.

A report released Monday by the National Agricultural Statistics Service shows 44 percent of the state's winter wheat crop is in good to excellent condition. Another 44 percent is rated in fair condition. Just 12 percent is reported in poor or very poor shape.

The agency also generally gave high marks to the condition of livestock in Kansas. It reported that 67 percent of the state's cattle and calves were in good or excellent condition. About 31 percent were reported as fair, and 2 percent rated in poor condition.

About 70 percent of the state's sheep and lambs were reported to be in good to excellent shape. The rest were reported in fair condition.

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