WICHITA — The latest government report shows just how far behind Kansas growers are in planting their crops amid all the rain and flooding in the state.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 26 percent of the soybeans have been planted. Normally by this late in the season about 53 percent on average would be seeded by now.
Just 8 percent of the state's sorghum crop has been planted, well behind the 26 percent average.
Corn planting is going slower than usual with 79 percent seeded, compared to the 93 percent average for this time.
Even winter wheat planted last fall is maturing slower. About 16 percent of the wheat is coloring, well behind the 48 percent average for this time.
Wheat condition is rated as 13 percent poor to very poor, 30 percent fair and 57 percent good to excellent.