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Kansas Wheat Conditions Worsen, Texas Improves, USDA Says

January 31, 2012

(Updates with Texas and Nebraska crop conditions in the second paragraph.)

Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) -- About 49 percent of the winter wheat crop in Kansas, the biggest producer, was rated good-to- excellent as of yesterday, down from 53 percent a month earlier, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

In Texas, 26 percent of the winter wheat received the top ratings, up from 23 percent a week earlier, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said today on its website. Crops in Nebraska were rated 65 percent good to excellent, less than the 74 percent at the start of January, while still “well above last year,” the USDA said.

About 54 percent of Oklahoma’s winter wheat was rated good to excellent, down from 63 percent a month earlier.

--Editors: Daniel Enoch, Steve Stroth.

To contact the reporter on this story: Whitney McFerron in Chicago at wmcferron1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steve Stroth at sstroth@bloomberg.net


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