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Published June 08, 2010, 10:34 AM

Report: 3 percent of Kansas wheat crop mature

WICHITA, Kan. — A new government report says 3 percent of the Kansas winter wheat crop has matured.

WICHITA, Kan. — A new government report says 3 percent of the Kansas winter wheat crop has matured.

Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service, in its weekly update Monday, says 8 percent of the wheat is usually mature at this point in the season.

Wheat condition was rated as 9 percent excellent, 47 percent good and 31 percent fair. About 13 percent was rated as poor to very poor.

Farmers around the south-central town of Kiowa (KEYE’-oh-wah) on the Oklahoma border began cutting wheat Friday, bringing in about 90,000 bushels before rain hit the area.

OK Co-op Grain Co. assistant manager Dennis Carroll says early loads show good quality with test weights of 62 to 64 pounds per bushel.

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