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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A new government report shows Kansas farmers are harvesting fewer bushels of winter wheat this year. The forecast released Friday is based on crop conditions July 1.

The Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service revised the government’s earlier estimate downward to 307 million bushels in Kansas. That is 9% fewer bushels than were cut last year in the state. The latest forecast is based on an average yield of 48 bushels per acre, down 4 bushels from 2019.

It also estimates growers in Kansas will cut 6.4 million acres of wheat, down 2% from last year.

MANHATTAN — “Now’s the time to start getting your entry in for the Kansas State Fair’s Market Alfalfa Show,” says Carole Schlender, Contest Manager.

Entries for the contest must be pre-entered and the sample mailed by August 15 to the Kansas State Fair, Competitive Exhibits Department, 2000 N. Poplar, Hutchinson, 67502-5598. Please write, “Market Alfalfa Show” on the package.

“Alfalfa is a vital forage crop in the state and the contest helps to recognize and reward the importance of quality alfalfa, adds Roger Black, President of the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council. The council is a sponsor of the Market Alfalfa Show along with providing a plaque for the winner.

All samples are analyzed by SDK in Hutchinson, KS and judged based on relative feed value, crude protein and a visual observation. Sampling should be done using a forage core sampler. Samples not exhibiting evidence of being collected with a forage core sampler will be disqualified.  It is recommended that ten bales be sampled and mixed. For help in sampling, contact your local county extension office.

For numerous reasons, the Kansas State Fair will only be accepting online entries, effective immediately. If you should need assistance for any reason, please contact their office at 620-669-3881 or 620-669-3621. You may also email nicole.jaskoski@ks.gov.

*ONLINE ASSISTANCE WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS THROUGH FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2020 (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)