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Published May 25, 2010, 01:02 PM

Lower temperatures slow Kansas wheat progress

WICHITA, Kan. — Cool weather and ample rain have slowed progress in the state’s winter wheat crop.

WICHITA, Kan. — Cool weather and ample rain have slowed progress in the state’s winter wheat crop.

Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday in its weekly report that 81 percent of the wheat has now headed. That is behind the 88 percent that would be average at this time in the season. About 3 percent has turned color.

Winter wheat condition was rated as 12 percent excellent, 52 percent good and 27 percent fair. About 9 percent was in poor to very poor condition.

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