- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Sunflowers are blooming in Kansas. So too are the fields of soybeans that have also begun setting pods. Most of the sorghum crop is now headed, and some of it is beginning to turn color.

So says the latest snapshot of crop conditions in Kansas in mid-August.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service also reported Monday that 58 percent of the Kansas corn crop is in good to excellent condition, with another 32 percent rated as fair. About 10 percent is in poor or very poor shape.

The agency’s weekly update also shows the state’s soybean, sorghum and sunflower crops are also for the most part faring well.

Its mostly upbeat report comes at a time when 75 percent of the state has adequate to surplus topsoil moisture.

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