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Report predicts record crop yields for Kansas

October 9, 2009

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— 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.

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