Report: Wheat Harvest Nears Completion In Parts Of Kansas

Jul 7, 2015

The latest government update shows the 2015 winter wheat harvest is nearing completion in some parts of Kansas, and making good progress everywhere else.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that harvest statewide was 79 percent finished. That is ahead of the 66 percent cut at this time last year, but still behind the 83 percent average for this date.

The agency reported that as of Sunday, 90 percent of the wheat fields in southeastern and central Kansas had been cut. South-central Kansas was close behind with growers there 88 percent done with cutting. Northwest Kansas trailed last with just 55 percent of the harvest finished there.

Harvest elsewhere in the state ranged between 69 percent and 78 percent.

About 95 percent of the Kansas crop is now mature.