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By Barbara Austin, St. John, Kansas.

According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Oct. 20, sorghum conditions were as follows in the High Plains Journal coverage area:

Nebraska: Sorghum condition rated 2% very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 67 good, and 16 excellent. Sorghum mature was 95%, near 98 last year and 97 average. Harvested was 22%, behind 41 both last year and average.

Kansas: Sorghum condition rated 2% very poor, 9 poor, 28 fair, 52 good, and 9 excellent. Sorghum mature was 87%, equal to both last year and average. Harvested was 27%, ahead of 22 last year, but behind 35 average.

Oklahoma: Sorghum mature reached 93%, up 16 points from the previous year and up 3 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 52%, up 3 points from the previous year but down 4 points from normal.

Texas: Sorghum harvest was active in the Northern High Plains.

South Dakota: Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 24 fair, 66 good, and 9 excellent. Sorghum mature was 84%, near 86 last year and 87 average. Harvested was 15%, behind 24 last year, and well behind 42 average.

Colorado: Grain sorghum harvest was fully underway in areas.

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