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Corn, Soybean Harvest Predicted to be Small

Corn HarvestA new government report is forecasting a Kansas corn and soybean crop that could be the smallest harvest in the state since 2006.

The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reports that corn for grain production in Kansas is now expected to be just over 380 million bushels - that is down 2 percent from August and is 15 percent below last year.

The estimate is based on an average yield of 91 bushels per acre from 4.2 million harvested acres.

The new forecast pegs the soybean crop at just over 70 million bushels, which is down 5 percent from last month and down 31 percent from last year.

Grain sorghum remained unchanged over last month with 88 million bushels, down 20 percent from last year.

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