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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Crop progress and condition report for Kansas in January

  • Temperature averages for most of Kansas in January were two to five degrees above normal.
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  • Agricultural summary
    Temperature averages for most of Kansas in January were two to five degrees above normal.
    Rainfall was received in most areas of the state, with all 53 stations recording at least trace amounts of moisture for the month, but none received an inch or more.
    Temperatures varied widely during the month with a low of -5 degrees at Ulysses to a high of 75 in Elkhart.
    There were 14.5 days suitable for field work, compared to 16.6 days a year ago.
    Topsoil moisture supplies as of Sunday were rated 48 percent very short, 37 percent short, and 15 percent adequate, virtually unchanged from the beginning of the month.
    Field crop report
    Limited moisture in most areas caused the condition of the winter wheat to decline during January. The condition of the crop was rated 14 percent very poor, 25 percent poor, 41 percent fair, 19 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.
    Feed supplies report
    Livestock producers continue grazing cattle on crop residue and supplemental feeding. Due to the lack of significant rainfall, many producers are hauling water for livestock and are concerned about pasture conditions and low or dried stock pond levels.

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