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Kansas Corn Crop Smaller Than Expected

KSCB News - November 10, 2011 8:11 am

A new government forecast says the size of the Kansas corn crop is even smaller than had been expected just a month ago.

The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service forecast on Wednesday that corn production will be 430 million bushels, down 5 percent from October and down 26 percent from last year’s harvest.

Kansas farmers were getting an average 100 bushels per acre from 4.3 million acres of corn. Scaled-down expectations reflect a downward adjustment of 5 bushels per acre of average yields compared with last month. Last year, farmers were cutting 125 bushels per acre.

The agency forecast sorghum production at 129.3 million bushels. The size of the soybean crop was pegged at of 102.6 million bushels. The cotton harvest was forecast at 83,000 bales.

 

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