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      Kansas Dry Land Corn Thirsty for More Rain This Season

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      The rain that fell in parts of Kansasthis summer helped irrigated corn but left dry land corn thirsty for more.

      John Holman, an agronomist with KansasState University Southwest Research Extension Center, said the irrigated cornharvest is expected to be better than it has been in the past two years.

      50- to 60-percent of the irrigatedcorn is in good condition, with about 30-percent in good to excellentcondition.

      Holman said that the dry land crop didn'tprofit as much from the rain. The dry land corn's condition improves farthereast in Kansas but 75-percent of that crop is poor to very poor.

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