2019 Kansas Corn Crop Shatters Record

Kansas corn farmers produced a record crop in 2019, according to the USDA/NASS Annual Crop Production Report released today. The Kansas 2019 corn crop was estimated at a record 800.66 million bushels, up 25 percent from last year’s production, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The previous record of 699 million bushels was set in 2016. Area harvested for grain, at 6.02 million acres, is up 21 percent from a year ago. Yield was estimated at 133 bushels per acre, up 4 bushels from last year. Kansas ranked sixth in U.S. corn producing states.

U.S. Production: Corn for grain production in 2019 was estimated at 13.7 billion bushels, down 5 percent from the revised 2018 estimate. The average yield in the United States was estimated at 168.0 bushels per acre, 8.4 bushels below the 2018 yield of 176.4 bushels per acre. Area harvested for grain was estimated at 81.5 million acres, up less than 1 percent from the revised 2018 estimate.