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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Ag minute: Kan. crop progress and condition

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  • TOPEKA — For the week ending April 7, 2013, precipitation in Kansas was limited to the south central portion of the state, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kansas Field Office. Temperatures were below normal across all of the state except the northwest. Farmers continued to prepare for spring planting and were able to plant a few fields of corn in eastern areas. Spring calving is nearly complete, and livestock producers continue to be concerned about stock water supplies. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 17 percent very short, 29 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 38 percent very short, 39 percent short, 22 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Producers averaged 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork last week.
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