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Soybeans show the effect of the drought near Navasota, TXWhile Missouri captured headlines as the host of the nation’s worst-quality corn this growing season, Kansas takes home the unwanted soybean title. Drought and high temperatures, combined with summer winds led to 40% of the state’s soybean crop in poor or very poor shape. The state also received a meager .04 inches of precipitation statewide the week ending September 3, more than half an inch below normal.

USDA rated 35% of the crop as fair, 22% as good and just 3% in excellent condition. Even so, 92% of Kansas soybeans are setting pods, 5% ahead of the 5-year average.

Read more on Kansas soybean conditions here.


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