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Fog and Drizzle Hamper Kansas Harvest
Kansas Ag Connection - 11/14/2017

For the week ending Sunday, temperatures averaged eight to 10 degrees below normal, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Fog and drizzle hampered harvest progress in some areas, but rainfall totals remained at or near zero throughout the entire State. There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 4 percent very short, 23 short, 72 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 3 percent very short, 23 short, 73 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 32 fair, 50 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat planted was 97 percent, equal to last year, and near 99 for the five-year average. Emerged was 84 percent, behind 90 last year and 91 average.

Corn harvested was 93 percent, behind 99 last year, and near 96 average.

Soybeans harvested was 91 percent, near 93 last year, and equal to average.

Sorghum harvested was 77 percent, behind 90 last year and 84 average.

Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 26 fair, 61 good, and 10 excellent. Cotton harvested was 25 percent, behind 33 last year and 41 average.

Sunflowers harvested was 74 percent, near 77 last year and 76 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 14 poor, 36 fair, 44 good, and 3 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 2 percent very short, 15 short, 83 adequate, and 0 surplus.

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