Report: Kansas forecast to harvest more corn than wheat

August 10, 2018 - 7:00 pm

A government report says Kansas farmers are forecast to harvest more than twice as much corn than wheat this year.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service forecast on Friday Kansas corn production at 658 million bushels, about 4% below last year's crop. The crop is expected to be harvested off 5.1 million acres this fall.

That compares to the recently completed winter wheat harvest which the government estimated at 277 million bushels, down 17% from last year. Kansas harvested 7.3 million acres of wheat.

The agency also forecast the state's sorghum harvest this fall to total 231 million bushels, up 15% from a year ago. Kansas soybean production is forecast at 173 million bushels, down 8% from last year.

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