- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A new government report shows Kansas growers were busy in the past week planting winter wheat as the corn and sorghum harvests progressed.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that about 15 percent of the state’s winter wheat has been planted. About 3 percent has emerged.

Harvest moved ahead with 26 percent of the corn crop and about 3 percent of the sorghum now cut.

Corn condition is rated as 16 percent poor to very poor, 29 percent fair, 41 percent good and 14 percent excellent.

Sorghum is reported as 14 percent poor to very poor, 32 percent fair, 45 percent good and 9 percent excellent.

Soybeans are dropping leaves, cotton bolls are opening and sunflowers are turning brown as harvest for those crops nears.

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