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Soybean Planting Expected To Be Up 6%
03/31/2009

Kansas farmers expect to plant a record soybean crop this spring.

Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Tuesday that the 3.5 million acres the state's farmers anticipate seeding with soybeans is up 6 percent from last year.

That larger soybean acreage comes at the expense of corn and sorghum.

Corn planting intentions are down 1 percent to 3.8 million acres in Kansas. Sorghum acreage is expected to be down 3 percent at 2.8 million acres in the state.

Kansas farmers planted last fall an estimated 9 million acres in winter wheat. Wheat acreage is down 6 percent from the previous year in the state.

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