Box Butte County Wheat Testing Shows High Yield

Dr. Marla Barnett, a wheat breeder with Limagrain Cereal Seeds, drives the combine as different varieties of winter wheat are tested at Cullan Farms outside of Hemingford.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new government report shows Kansas growers are on track with planting next year’s winter wheat crop.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 88% of the wheat is now in the ground in Kansas. That is ahead of the 75% planted at this time last year and near the 65% average.

The weekly snapshot shows farmers have harvested 74% of their corn crops along with 56% of the soybeans and 51% of the sorghum crops in the state.

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