Soybean Planting Expected To Be Up 6%
KSCB News - March 31, 2009 12:00 am
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.