Kansas Corn Crop Pegged at 5.3 Million Acres
According to the USDA/NASS acreage report released today, Kansas farmers have planted 5.3 million acres of corn, up 4% from 4.92 million acres in 2016. The Kansas estimate is up slightly from the March Prospective Plantings estimate of 5.2 million acres. Kansas ranks sixth in the nation in corn acres planted behind Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota and Indiana.
U.S. Corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 is estimated at 90.9 million acres, down 3 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acres are down or unchanged in 38 of the 48 estimating States. Area harvested for grain, at 83.5 million acres, is down 4 percent from last year.
Other Kansas Fall Crop Acreage Estimates:
Sorghum: 2.7 million acres, down from 3.1 million acres in 2016
Soybeans: 4.75 million acres up from 4.05 in 2016