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Kansas winter wheat harvest passes halfway point

The winter wheat harvest took a big jump last week in Kansas.

USDA says as of Sunday the state’s harvest hits 53% completion, up from 28% last week and ahead of the five-year average of 25%. Forty-two percent of the crop is rated good to excellent.

Sunflowers are 82% planted in the state, ahead of the five-year average of 77%.

The state’s corn crop is rated 62% good to excellent with 11% of the crop silking.

Seventy-two percent of soybeans are in good to excellent shape with 1% of the crop blooming.

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