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Kan. Corn Crop Projected To Be Considerably Higher Than Last Year

A new government forecast says Kansas farmers are on track to harvest 38 percent more corn than a year ago.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports the state's corn crop should in at about 525 million bushels.

Farmers are cutting 4.2 million acres of corn this season, which is up 6 percent from last year. Yields are also far better at 125 bushels per acre. That's 29 bushels an acre more than a year ago.

The agency also forecasts Kansas will harvest more than twice as much sorghum as last year, and that soybean production will be up by 58 percent.