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Kansas Leads Country In Grain Crop Productin

Associated Press - June 11, 2014 7:15 am

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that it expects this year's wheat production to be 334.4 million bushels in Kansas. That is up from the 314.5 million bushels it had forecast just last month.

A new government report shows Kansas leads the nation in the production of wheat and sorghum grain.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Tuesday that 15 percent of last year’s total U.S. wheat crop was grown in Kansas. About 42 percent of the U.S. sorghum grown for grain also came out of Kansas.

The agency’s rankings show Kansas second in the nation in the total number of acres used to grow farm crops. The 28.5 million cropland acres in Kansas represents 7.3 percent of the land used for farm crops in the nation.

Kansas also had 5.8 million head of cattle and calves, third in the nation behind Texas and Nebraska. The 2.13 million cattle in its feedlots also ranked Kansas third in that category.