The Kansas winter wheat crop is starting to green up according to Monday's report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The agency also reported that about 18 percent of the crop was rated poor to very poor, 45 percent was rated fair and 35 percent was considered good to excellent.
And while the crop and pastures across the state turn green with the spring, concerns turn to dry conditions and low pond levels. Not quite 70 percent of Kansas reported adequate stock water supplies.
Also challenging Kansas farmers was last week's cold weather, which made calving more difficult for ranchers. Some reported respiratory issues in their newborn calves according to the ag agency.