Despite national report, corn crop doing well in western Kansas

Published: Aug. 20, 2018 at 6:49 PM CDT
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A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says it's not projecting a bountiful corn crop this year for Kansas.

The government report says about 21-percent of the corn crop in Kansas is in very poor to poor condition, 43-percent is considered in good condition.

Northwest Pratt County farmer Kent Moore says he's seeing an excellent crop thanks to the rain.

"I think Pratt County looks to have a pretty decent crop, and I think that here and west of here, definitely been blessed this summer with some pretty beneficial rain," said Moore.

The rain has also helped farmers save water.

"If you're an irrigator and you get rain, you don't have to turn that pump on and have that expense and you get to conserve that resource. So, I think we're probably looking at a decent crop on this area," said Moore.

County extension agents say the central and eastern sections of the state are dealing with poor conditions for corn crops.