AP: Report: About 74% of winter wheat planted in Kansas

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas growers have planted about 74% of next year’s winter wheat crop, according to a government report Tuesday.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported in its weekly progress report that wheat planting is well ahead of the 56% that is average for this time of year. About half of the wheat crop has emerged.

Kansas farmers have also been busy bringing in fall-harvested crops.

The state’s corn harvest is 63% complete. About 40% of the soybeans and 30% of the sorghum crops have been cut.

The agency also reported that 22% of sunflowers and 2% of cotton crops have been harvested.

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