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Kansas Winter Wheat Yields May be Best Ever Produced

State produces about a quarter of all U.S. winter wheat

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Crop scouts in Kansas are likely to observe one of the best winter wheat crops the state has ever produced, even though the plants are behind in maturity, reports Karen Bruan, a market analyst for Reuters.

Kansas produces about a quarter of all U.S. winter wheat, and current conditions are among the best in recent memory.

As of Sunday, USDA had rated 58 percent of winter wheat in Kansas as good or excellent, the highest percentage for that week since 2012. That is sharply up from last year’s drought-stricken crop that was rated only 13 percent good-to-excellent at the end of April.

Read the full report here.

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