Last week saw much needed rainfall across the state, but areas in southwest Kansas missed out on it once again. Kansas Wheat says much of southwest Kansas has gone nearly 300 days without an inch of precipitation. Annual average rainfall is about 12” in southwest Kansas, and much of the area has seen about 1/3 of that over the past year and less than an inch since wheat was planted in the fall. There are several counties in the far southwest corner of Kansas where very little wheat will make it to harvest. Farmers have already been in touch with their crop adjusters, and fields are being adjusted from zero to 5 bushels per acre across the area. Lack of rainfall since fall planting, combined with vicious winds throughout the winter have taken a toll on the wheat and the soil.