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WICHITA, Kan. —

The National Agricultural Statistics Service and the Kansas Grain Inspection Service released on Friday its annual wheat quality report.

Some 13,780 samples from 48 Kansas counties showed an average test weight of 61 pounds per bushel. That is slightly better than last year’s crop. The 10-year average is 60.8 pounds per bushel.

Protein content averaged 11.5% in Kansas. That is below the state’s 10-year average of 12.2%.