Father-Son duo take 2018 National Wheat Yield Contest

In this June 22, 2018 file photo, WB4303, an irrigated wheat variety by WestBred, grows in the University of Nebraska's Winter Wheat Variety Trial at Cullan Farms near Hemingford. Vern and Brock Terrell of Hay Springs planted WB4303 as a seed wheat for Prarie Sky Seed this year, which won them fourth place nationallyfor Winter Wheat — Irrigated category in the 2018 National Wheat Yield Contest.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The government’s latest crop update says 81% of the winter wheat in Kansas has now been harvested.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday that the wheat harvest is still behind the 95% that would be average for this late in the season.

Its report also rated the condition of the state’s corn crop as 11% poor to very poor, 33% fair, and 56% good to excellent. About 6% of the sorghum in the state has headed.

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