WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The condition of the Kansas wheat crop has declined slightly under stress from high winds and dry conditions.

Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 37 percent of the wheat is in poor to very poor condition. About 35 percent was listed as fair with 25 percent rated good and 3 percent excellent.

About 33 percent of the wheat has already jointed, ahead of last year but behind the five-year average.

Meanwhile, Kansas growers have seeded about 5 percent of the planned corn crop -- about average for this time of year.

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