Economy

Kansas plants most corn since 1936

Kansas farmers planted 5.1 million acres of corn, the most since 1936, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA forecasts that the amount of corn acres making it through to harvest will be 4.8 million, which would the most acres since 1933.

Farmers planted an estimated at 3.9 million acres of soybeans and are forecast to harvest 3.85 million. Both are down 9 percent from last year, but are still the second highest on record.

Farmers planted an estimated at 2.5 million acres of grain sorghum and are forecast to harvest 2.35 million acres. Both are up from last year, but are still the lowest acreage since 1949.

The nearly completed Kansas wheat harvest was carried out on the smallest amount of acres since 1957. The USDA forecasts wheat on 7.8 million acres, up 1 percent from the previous forecast but 3 percent below a year ago

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