The winter wheat crop is starting to break dormancy. According to the USDA, the Kansas wheat crop is rated 52 percent good to excellent. Kansas Wheat CEO Justin Gilpin says the crop planted before the fall moisture is in good condition, but the crop in the central corridor of Kansas doesn’t look as good. Nebraska’s conditions are similar. “Kansas is the lowest acreage for winter wheat planted in 100 years and Nebraska is the lowest on record,” says Gilpin. “There are some spots in the central and eastern parts (of Kansas) impacted by the flooding impacting acres.” South Dakota’s winter wheat crop is rated 44 percent good to excellent. North Dakota’s winter wheat crop is rated 76 percent good to excellent.
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