Vol. 121, No. 50 A Newspaper of General Circulation December 10, 2018
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Kansas soil moisture levels OK for crops
A new government snapshot show mostly adequate topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies for Kansas crops.  
The National Agricultural Statistics Service said that about 87 percent of the winter wheat planted in the state this fall had now emerged, as of Nov. 26.  
The agency rated winter wheat condition as 9 percent excellent, 37 percent good and 38 percent fair. Just 16 percent was rated as poor or very poor.  
About 94 percent of corn had been harvested in the state, along with 92 percent of the soybeans and 83 percent of the sorghum. The sunflower harvest is 82 percent finished.  
Topsoil moisture supplies were 98 percent adequate to surplus, while subsoil moisture levels were 95 percent adequate to surplus.  
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