Wheat Conditions Trending The Wrong Direction

The latest government report shows deteriorating conditions for the Kansas winter wheat crop amid the ongoing parched weather.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 50 percent of the state’s wheat crop is now in poor to very poor condition. The remaining crop was rated as 37 percent fair, 12 percent good and 1 percent excellent.

Topsoil moisture supplies are rated as short or very short across 76 percent of Kansas.


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Now in his third year as News Director at KD-Country 94 and Z-96.3 The Lake, Chad is a jack of not all, but many trades. He spent previous years of his working life in hotel management, event planning, security, the aviation industry, staff writing for a newspaper, and as a small business owner. He began doing play-by-play of high school sports for KDNS and KZDY in 2009 and came to work full time for the stations in July of 2015. He is a single-father of a young daughter and enjoys spending his free time with her. His favorite activities include attending live music and sporting events as well as being a singer/songwriter. A natural conversationalist, he also enjoys a good discussion/debate on a myriad of topics from current events and politics to sports and philosophy. He resides in Beloit with his daughter and continues to write sports and meeting stories for a local newspaper.