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Wheat seeding in Kansas running behind normal for mid-October, but progress continues


WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas farmers are running a bit behind normal in planting next year's winter wheat crop.

Monday's weekly update from the National Agricultural Statistics Service showed 78 percent of the winter wheat now seeded in Kansas. That is below the five-year average of 84 percent by mid-October.

About 58 percent of the wheat crop has emerged.

Meanwhile, harvest continues for other farm crops. About 66 percent of the corn in Kansas has now been cut. Sorghum harvest is at 25 percent, while the soybean harvest is 31 percent complete. About 12 percent of the state's sunflowers have also been cut.

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