Kansas Growers Planting Lots More Corn

April 1, 2016 09:00 AM
 
Kansas Growers Planting Lots More Corn

A government report shows Kansas farmers are planning to plant a whole lot more corn this year.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Thursday that Kansas growers intend to plant 4.8 million acres of corn. That is a 16 percent jump from a year ago.

Its prospective plantings report shows farmers are seeding fewer acres of the state's other major crops.

The 8.5 million acres of winter wheat planted last fall for harvest later this year are down 8 percent from the previous season.

Soybean planted acres are down just 1 percent to 3.85 million acres compared to a year ago in Kansas. Anticipated sorghum acres are down 7 percent to 3.15 million acres.

Sunflowers and hay acreages in the state are also expected to be down this season.

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