Kansas Sees Hike In State's Corn Crop

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Kansas, known by many as the "Wheat State", has seen an increase in its corn crop and farmers are set to harvest more corn than wheat this year.

Maize area farmer Greg Weninger is one of the many farmers excited this fall about a good corn crop.

"Yes it's doing pretty well. The price is decent and the yields are good," said Weninger.

Usually, commodity prices are so low, farmers can barely make ends meet. This year, Kansas farmers can benefit from higher grain prices even if fuel and fertilizer prices are also higher.

Higher prices prompted Kansas farmers to plant more corn. The Ag Department predicts the state corn crop will reach 522 million bushels on the most corn acres since 1936. The corn crop yields dwarf the Kansas wheat harvest of 366 million bushels.

Although the corn price has come down recently, it's still roughly $1 per bushel higher than it was this time last year.


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