Thursday, February 9, 2012
Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service says Sumner County was tops in Kansas for winter wheat production and acreage last year.
The agency's report on wheat county estimates released Thursday shows Sumner County led the state in production with 10.5 million bushels. McPherson County was second with 8.9 million bushels, followed by Sherman County with 7.4 million bushels.
Sumner County also had the state in harvested acres with 329,000 total acres. Harper came in second with 225,000 and Reno was third
with 218,000 acres.
However, the best yields came out of Miami County where growers were getting average yields of 57.6 bushels per acre. The worst average yields were in Morton County with 16.3 bushels per acre.
Statewide, Kansas produced 276.5 million bushels of wheat last year, down 23 percent from 2010.