Kansas crop production report

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Based on Friday, Oct. 1, conditions, Kansas’s 2021 corn production is forecast at 742 million bushels, down 3 percent from last year’s production, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 5.3 million acres, is down 7 percent from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 140 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from last year.

Sorghum for grain is forecast at 268 million bushels, up 13 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 3.35 million acres, is up 20 percent from 2020. Yield is forecast at 80 bushels per acre, down 5 bushels from last year.

Soybean production is forecast at 202 million bushels, up 4 from last year. Area for harvest, at 4.8 million acres, is 1 percent above 2020. Yield is forecast at 42 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from last year.

Cotton production is forecast at 210,000 bales, down 30 percent from last year. Acreage for harvest, at 101,000 acres, is down 83,000 acres from 2020. Yield is forecast at 998 pounds per acre, up 215 pounds per acre from a year ago.

Canola production is forecast at 6.5 million pounds, up 30 percent from last year. Acreage for harvest is forecast at 6,500 acres, up 3,700 acres from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 1,000 pounds per acre, down 790 pounds per acre from 2020.

All sunflower production is forecast at 41.9 million pounds, down 59 percent from last year. Acreage for harvest, at 28,000 acres, is down 42,000 acres from 2020. Yield is forecast at 1,497 pounds per acre, up 32 pounds per acre from a year ago. Of the acres for harvest, non-oil sunflowers account for 4,000 acres and oil sunflowers account for 24,000 acres.

Alfalfa hay production, at 2.42 million tons, is up 21 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 590,000 acres, is up 9 percent from a year ago. Yield of 4.1 tons per acre is up 0.4 ton from 2020. All other hay production, at 3.15 million tons, is down 19 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 1.75 million acres, is down 15 percent from a year ago. Yield of 1.80 tons per acre is down 0.1 ton from 2020.

 

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