Kansas corn production estimates up, bucking national trend
August 12, 2019– Today’s USDA/NASS Crop Production Report predicts Kansas corn production at a record 810 million bushels in 2019, a 26 percent increase from last year. The report estimated Kansas farmers planted 6 million acres of corn for grain harvest, up 20 percent from last year and a modern-day record. It also predicted a yield of 135 bushels per acre, up six percent from last year. Nationally, the corn crop is estimated to be down by four percent.
“Like many other states, Kansas faced weather problems during planting season,” Kansas Corn CEO Greg Krissek said. “We have a lot of growing season left, especially for the late planted acres. As usual, reports we have received from growers across the state is a mixed bag, and we will continue to monitor the crop.”
The report forecasts the average national corn production at 13.9 billion bushels, with a yield estimated at 169.5 bushels per acre, down 6.9 bushels from last year. Kansas certainly had the largest increase of the major corn-producing states., and at this point would be the sixth largest corn producing state. The report predicts that Kentucky and Tennessee will also join Kansas as states with record breaking corn harvests in 2019
You can read the full reports at the following links.
- NASS Crop Production Report- https://release.nass.usda.gov/reports/crop0819.pdf
- NASS Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report- https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Kansas/Publications/Crops_Releases/Crop_Production/2019/KS-croppr1908.pdf