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Area farmers finally planting spring crops, as wheat begins to ripen

With weather conditions suitable for fi eldwork and fi elds drying, Aaron Zier put his 12-row John Deere planter to work Sunday, planting soybeans into a grain sorghum stubble fi eld south of Lincoln. According to Monday’s Kansas Crop Progress report, winter wheat coloring was 79 percent, behind 92 last year and 90 for the fi ve-year average. Mature was 21 percent, well behind 59 last year. Harvested was 1 percent, behind 20 last year and 12 average. Reports can be found online at nass.usda.gov.

 

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