697 million bushel estimate is just under last year's record-busting crop

Kansas Corn Estimate Rises in October Crop Report

In its October Crop Production Estimate, USDA/NASS increased its estimate for Kansas Corn production to 697 million bushels, just under last year’s record harvest of 699 million bushels.

The report stated:

“Based on October 1 conditions, Kansas’s 2017 corn production is forecast at 697 million bushels, down slightly from last year’s production, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 5.20 million acres, is up 6 percent from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 134 bushels per acre, down 8 bushels from last year.”

What changed from last month’s report? NASS is predicting more harvested acres and a slightly higher yield.

October production estimate: 697 million bushels

  • Up 32 million bushels from September estimate of 665 million bushels.

Harvested Acres
October harvested acres estimate: 5.2 million acres

  • Up from 200,000 acres from the September estimate of 5 million acres.

October yield estimate: 134 bushels per acre.

  • Up 1 bushel per acre from the September estimate.

Sorghum is estimated at 194 million bushels, down 28 percent from last year, and soybeans is at a record 209 million bushels. It’s also worthwhile to mention that cotton production is a record forecast at 190,000 bales, up 168 percent from last year.

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