Record Corn And Soybean Crops Predicted
KSCB News - October 12, 2009 12:00 am
A new government report is predicting
record crops of corn and soybeans in Kansas this harvest. Sorghum
yields may set a record as well.
Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that corn
production is expected to total 561.2 million bushels. That is 8
percent more than had been forecast last month and 15 percent more
than last year’s crop.
Another record is forecast for Kansas soybean production. That
crop is predicted to be 146 million bushels, a 21 percent increase
over last year.
Grain sorghum is not setting any production records because its
planted acreage is down. But its growers are still hauling in
record yields of 83 bushels per acre. The agency forecasts the
state will harvest 207.5 million bushels of sorghum.