Wheat harvest is now at a standstill. Field are pretty much mud now because of the persistent rain the last few days. According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, for the week ending June 21, 2020, Kansas wheat condition rated 7% very poor, 16% poor, 33% fair, 38% good and 6% excellent. Coloring was 97%, ahead of 88% last year. Mature was 68%, well ahead of 40% last year. Harvested was 25%, well ahead of 4% last year, and near 24% for the five-year average. Widespread rain and thunderstorms across the state at the end of last week and over the weekend kept many farmers out of their fields. Areas in southwest Kansas – where they needed it the most – received less rainfall than other areas of the state, and they were headed back into the fields on Monday afternoon.