Crops in Kansas are suffering from drought, heat as conditions decline significantly

Corn conditions plummeted last week in Kansas from persistent drought and heat.

The USDA says corn is rated 39 percent good-to-excellent, a drop of 8 percent on the week and a 16 percent drop in the last two weeks.

Soybeans are rated 51 percent good to excellent, a drop of 5 percent.

Thirty-one percent of sorghum is rated good-to-excellent, and cotton is rated 35 percent good to excellent.

Pasture and range conditions are rated 25 percent good-to-excellent.

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