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Published April 13, 2010, 10:07 AM

Favorable weather aids Kansas winter wheat crop

WICHITA, Kan. — A new report says optimal weather conditions have improved the condition of the Kansas winter wheat crop and let farmers plant more corn.

WICHITA, Kan. — A new report says optimal weather conditions have improved the condition of the Kansas winter wheat crop and let farmers plant more corn.

Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service issued its weekly crop-weather report Monday.

The report rated wheat condition as 13 percent excellent and 56 percent good. About 26 percent was in fair shape, with 5 percent in poor to very poor condition.

The warm temperatures and breezy conditions allowed fields to dry and farmers to get into them to work. About 7 percent of the Kansas corn crop has now been planted.

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