SALINA, Kan.- -

Recent heavy rains and dry spells are among some of the weather conditions farmes like Kevin Pihl are dealing with. He says this is putting them ahead of schedule for winter.

"It will slowly increase from there, generally it would be in September when we are cutting but, it is a little early because of the dry weather," says Pihl.

Kansas agriculture experts say Kansas already cut seven percent of its corn crop, which is more than average.

"When it runs out of moisture, the plant starts to mature early, then it dries up and ripens," says Pihl.

He says this doesnt necessarily mean more work for farmers, but it does give them more time before planting their winter wheat. He says the earlier corn harvest is an advantage.

Pihl also says the weather affected his wheat harvest this year, it's down twenty percent.

"There's no real pattern to it anymore, you get dry weather and you think it should be going up like the wheat price, but it doesn't. It's hard to figure it out, there's no rhyme or reason," says Pihl.