Heavy rainfall has finally come to many parts of Kansas. For some crops, it’s provided a needed boost, but for others, it’s too much and too late.
An average of 7.2 inches of rain fell over Kansas in June - 78 percent higher than normal for the month. According to Mary Knapp, a climatologist at Kansas State University, that could help save some harvests.
“Basically we've gotten a reprieve, particularly for spring planted crops. That would be corn, beans and sorghum, in particular,” she says.