Winter wheat harvest pace picks up, well behind last year’s average

Winter wheat harvest in Kansas is picking up steam after a drier week of weather.

The USDA says 21 percent of the crop is in compared to 54 percent last year with 16 percent rated good-to-excellent.

Corn condition is rated 55 percent good-to excellent and soybeans are 56 percent good-to-excellent shape.

Pasture and range conditions are 31 percent good-to-excellent.

Topsoil moisture is 58 percent adequate-to-surplus and subsoil moisture is 46 percent adequate-to-surplus.

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