Winter Wheat Deteriorates in KS, OK

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The following article is from Bloomberg:

Winter-wheat conditions in Kansas deteriorated as dry weather expanded in western growing areas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Crops in Oklahoma and Nebraska also declined, while Texas plants improved.

About 25 percent of the crop in Kansas, the biggest U.S. winter-wheat grower, was in good or excellent condition as of yesterday, down from 27 percent on Jan. 30, the USDA said today in a report.

About 19 percent of Oklahoma’s crop was in good or excellent condition this month, down from 21 percent at the end of January, the USDA said.

Crops in Nebraska were rated 40 percent good-to-excellent for February, down from 41 percent last month.


In Texas, 18 percent was in good or excellent condition as of yesterday, up from 13 percent a week earlier.

To contact the reporter on this story: Whitney McFerron in Chicago at wmcferron1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steve Stroth at sstroth@bloomberg.net.

Source:  Bloomberg

Posted by Haylie Shipp

 

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