Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that the
corn production in the state is forecast at a record high 581
And the state's growers are also on track to set a record for
soybean production. About 140 million bushels are expected after
farmers planted an unprecedented number of acres this season.
Also faring extremely well is sorghum. Its forecast production
of 221.4 million bushels would not set any records, but the
expected yields for that crop of 82 bushels per acre would set a
The bounty extends beyond Kansas. Corn production nationwide is
forecast at 13 billion bushels. If realized, it would be the second
largest corn crop in U.S. history.