www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Wichita school district won't take part in free meals program -7/31/2014, 1:45 PM

Wheels Up private flight club good for Wichita -7/31/2014, 12:42 PM

Lyle Lovett to present acoustic show at Orpheum Theatre -7/31/2014, 12:42 PM

Kansas Highway Patrol inspects First Student buses for Wichita schools -7/31/2014, 12:42 PM

DeWeese gets life sentence for murder -7/31/2014, 12:42 PM

Commercial aircraft sales help Bombardier increase profits -7/31/2014, 12:42 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Winter wheat condition declines amid dry December

Published on -1/2/2013, 11:48 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The condition of the Kansas winter wheat crop has deteriorated in the wake of December's limited rain and snow.

Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reports that 31 percent of the state's wheat crop ended 2012 in poor to very poor condition. Forty-five percent was rated in fair condition, with 23 percent in good shape and 1 percent in excellent condition.

The agency notes that only three of the 53 reporting stations around the state received more than an inch of precipitation from Dec. 1 through Dec. 30.

Range and pasture conditions declined as well, with 84 percent in poor to very poor shape. Supplies of stock water are also a problem for livestock producers. The agency said supplies are short to very short across 77 percent of Kansas.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos