- Associated Press - Monday, March 11, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The government has given the Kansas winter wheat crop a mostly upbeat report card amid plentiful soil moisture supplies.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 8 percent of the state’s wheat crop is in excellent condition and 32 percent is rated as good. It said 40 percent of the crop is in fair shape, while 9 percent is in poor to very poor condition.

The agency also reported that 99 percent of the state had adequate to surplus topsoil and subsoil moisture.

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