Ag stats: July 2022 Kansas crop production highlights

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Published Sunday, August 14, 2022

Based on August 1 conditions, Kansas's 2022 corn production is forecast at 621 million bushels, down 17% from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 5.05 million acres, is down 6% from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 123 bushels per acre, down 16 bushels from last year. 

Sorghum for grain production in Kansas is forecast at 177 million bushels, down 33% from last year. Area for harvest, at 2.90 million acres, is down 15% from 2021. Yield is forecast at 61 bushels per acre, down 17 bushels from last year. 

Kansas's soybean production is forecast at 198 million bushels, up 4% from last year. Area for harvest, at 4.95 million acres, is up 3% from 2021. Yield is forecast at 40 bushels per acre, up 0.5 bushel from last year. 

Winter wheat production is forecast at 260 million bushels, down 28% from last year. Area for grain, at 6.85 million acres, is down 2% from last year. Yield is forecast at 38 bushels per acre, 14 bushels below last year. 

Cotton production is forecast at 170,000 bales, down 9% from last year. Acreage for harvest, at 120,000 acres, is up 18,000 acres from 2021. Yield is forecasted at 680 pounds per acre, down 200 pounds from last year. 

Oat production is forecast to be 1.26 million bushels, up 26% from last year. Harvested area for grain of 21,000 acres is up 1,000 acres from a year earlier. Yield per acre, at 60 bushels, is up 10 bushels from a year ago. 

Alfalfa hay production of 2.38 million tons is forecast, down 4% last year. Expected yield, at 3.40 tons per acre, is down 0.20 ton from last year. All other hay production of 3.10 million tons is forecast, down 6% from a year ago. Expected yield, at 1.55 tons per acre, is down 0.10 ton from last year.

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