The corn harvest in Kansas is ahead of schedule, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Across Kansas, 42 percent of corn has already been harvested—way ahead of the 34 percent posted this time last year. The corn is currently rated at 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 31 fair, 47 good, and 10 excellent.
But estimates released this month say total yields will about two percent less than last year.
The state’s sorghum crop is strong, with 58 percent rated as mature, ahead of the 33 percent posted this time year. The USDA estimates that total yields should be about 20 points higher than 2014.
The planting of winter wheat is just getting underway throughout the state and is work is on pace with the five-year average for this week of September.
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