Kansas Expects Smaller Corn Crop This Year

September 12, 2015 03:22 PM
 
Kansas Expects Smaller Corn Crop This Year

A government forecast on the size of this year's Kansas corn crop is estimating that growers will bring in 555 million bushels.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that the anticipated 2015 crop in the state will be 2 percent below last year's production.

That is due partly to fewer harvested acres and smaller average yields per acre.

Kansas is harvesting 3.75 million acres of corn this season, down 1 percent from a year ago. The average yield forecast of 148 bushels per acre is down one bushel from a year ago.

The agency is also forecasting the state will bring in 238 million bushels of sorghum, up 19 percent from last year.

Kansas soybean production is anticipated to be 133 million bushels, down 7 percent from last year.

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