Harney -- Kansas State Soil
Harney Soil Profile
|The Harney series was adopted as the Official State
Soil of Kansas on April 12, 1990, when Governor Mike Hyden signed Senate Bill 96. The name
Harney (meaning people) is derived from harahey, an ancient
Wichita Indian term for Pawnee Indian, stemming from when Coronado journeyed
Harney soils have the ideal qualities of prairie soils. They are recognized as prime farmland and have excellent properties for producing food and fiber crops. These soils occur on about 4 million acres in west-central Kansas. Kansas is one of the top producers of wheat, grain sorghum, and silage in the nation because of Harney and other productive soils.
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