01 Apr '11, 4pm

Report: Kan. farmers plan to plant huge corn crop

A new government report shows Kansas farmers expect to plant more acres in corn this spring than in any year since 1936. The Agricultural Statistics Service reported Thursday growers plan to seed 5.1 million corn acres this year, up 5 percent from last year. The forecast means growers are seeding more corn and soybeans combined than winter wheat . The agency also forecast soybean acreage to reach 4 million acres. Although down 7 percent from a year ago, it would still be the second largest soybean acreage in Kansas history. Sorghum plantings in Kansas were predicted at 2.5 million acres — the most in the country and a 6 percent increase from last year. About 132,000 acres of sunflowers are also anticipated to be seeded.

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