2022 Kansas acreage planted is reported

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Kansas producers planted 5.40 million acres of corn for all purposes, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is down five percent from last year. Of the total acres, 94 percent were planted with biotechnology varieties, up one percentage point from 2021. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 5.05 million acres, down six percent from a year ago.

Soybean planted acreage is estimated at 5.00 million acres, up three percent from last year. Of these, 96 percent were planted with genetically modified, herbicide resistant seed, unchanged from a year ago. Producers expect to harvest 4.95 million acres, up three percent from a year ago.

Sorghum planted for all purposes is estimated at 3.10 million acres, down 14 percent from the previous year. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 2.90 million acres, down 15 percent from last year.

Oil sunflower planted area is estimated at 37,000 acres, up 48 percent from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 35,000 acres, up 46 percent from a year ago. Non-oil sunflower planted area is estimated at 15,000 acres, up 50 percent from the previous year. Harvested area is estimated at 14,000 acres, up 56 percent from the previous year.

Oats planted, for all purposes is estimated at 110,000 acres, down 4 percent from last year. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 21,000 acres, up five percent from last year.

Barley producers planted 13,000 acres, down seven percent from last year. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 4,000 acres, unchanged from a year ago.

Alfalfa acreage to be harvested for dry hay is estimated at 700,000 acres, up one percent from last year. Other hay acreage to be cut for dry hay is estimated at 2.00 million acres, unchanged from a year ago.

Cotton acreage planted is estimated at 130,000 acres, up 18 percent from last year.

Winter wheat planted in the fall of 2021 totaled 7.40 million acres, up one percent from the previous year. Harvested area is expected to total 6.85 million acres, down two percent from last year.

Canola acres planted are 9,000, up 29 percent from last year. Area to be harvested is estimated at 8,000 acres, up 23 percent from the previous year.

The estimates of planted and harvested acreages in this news release are based primarily on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of June.

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