Kansas 2013 Crop Values Down to $7.79B
Associated Press - February 14, 2014 8:05 pm
A government report shows the quality of this year's Kansas wheat crop down from 2013, with just 73 percent of samples graded by grain inspectors getting the top No. 1 grading.
The U.S. Agriculture Department is estimating the total value of Kansas crop production last year at $7.79 billion, a drop of 4 percent from 2012.
The agency’s National Agricultural Statistics Service calculates crop values by multiplying the average marketing price by the amount of production in each state.
Friday’s report said Kansas wheat production in 2013 was valued at $2.22 billion, down 22 percent from the previous year.
The value of Kansas corn produced for grain was pegged at $2.31 billion last year, a drop of 13 percent.
Soybean values for 2013 were estimated at $1.59 billion, up 30 percent from the previous year.