winter wheat

Agriculture
12:18 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Farm And Ranch Groups Begin To Gather As Season Wraps Up

The fall harvest of crops in Kansas is mostly in the bin now. Winter wheat planting is done.

Kansas farmers and ranchers are taking advantage of the seasonal lull this week to gather together to socialize, hash out farm policy aims and gather information at three major agricultural conventions.

On Monday, more 1,000 farmers are heading to Manhattan to layout the roadmap for public policy issues that the Kansas Farm Bureau members consider important to agriculture.

On Wednesday, the Kansas Livestock Association kicks off its three-day convention beginning in Wichita.

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Agriculture
11:07 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Outlook On Winter Wheat Crop Is Mixed After A Frigid February

The latest government snapshot of the Kansas winter wheat crop shows a mixed outlook after a month of cold, snowy weather.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service report Monday found wheat fields starting to show signs of growth as snow melted in February.

However, concerns remain about the potential for winterkill because of the season's extremely low temperatures.

The report rated the crop's condition as 22 percent poor or very poor, with about 33 percent rated good or excellent.

Agriculture
10:04 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Report: Kansas' 'Everest' Wheat Ranks High Among Other Winter Wheat Varieties

A new National Agricultural Statistics Service report has ranked the popularity of winter wheat varieties in Kansas.

The report labels "Everest" to be the leading wheat variety seeded in Kansas. Developed by Kansas State University, Everest accounts for over 14 percent of the planted acres for 2014.

A wheat variety called TAM 111 is the second most popular variety with 11.6 percent of the acreage. It is the leading variety planted in western Kansas.

In third place was the variety called T 158, with 5 percent of the planted acreage.

Agriculture
8:01 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Snapshots Shows 92 Percent Of Winter Wheat Has Now Emerged

The latest government snapshot of Kansas crops shows 92 percent of the winter wheat has now emerged.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that about 64 percent of the wheat is in excellent to good condition.

About 33 percent is rated as fair, with just 3 percent rated in poor condition.

The agency says the harvest of other crops last week was hampered by precipitation in much of Kansas, with heaviest amounts in north-central and southeast portions.

Corn harvest is 91 percent complete, and roughly 78 percent of the sorghum crop has been cut.