Ag stats: August 2021 Kansas crop production highlights

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Published Saturday, September 11, 2021

Based on September 1 conditions, Kansas's 2021 corn production is forecast at 731 million bushels, down 5% from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 5.30 million acres, is down 7% from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 138 bushels per acre, up 4 bushels from last year. 

Sorghum for grain in Kansas is forecast at 251 million bushels, up 6% from 2020. Area for harvest, at 3.35 million acres, is up 20% from last year. Yield is forecast at 75 bushels per acre, down 10 bushels from last year. 

Soybean production is forecast at 192 million bushels, up 1% from last year. Area for harvest, at 4.80 million acres, is up 2% from 2020. Yield is forecast at 40 bushels per acre, down 0.5 bushel from last year. 

Cotton production is forecast at 225,000 bales, down 25% from last year. Acreage for harvest, at 101,000 acres, is down 83,000 acres from 2020. Yield is forecast at 1,069 pounds per acre, up 286 pounds per acre from a year ago. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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