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Ag stats: Kansas July 2021 crop production highlights

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Based on August 1 conditions, Kansas's 2021 corn production is forecast at 745 million bushels, down 3% from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 5.40 million acres, is down 6% from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 138 bushels per acre, up 4 bushels from last year. 

Sorghum for grain production in Kansas is forecast at 240 million bushels, up 1% from last year. Area for harvest, at 3.00 million acres, is up 7% from 2020. Yield is forecast at 80 bushels per acre, down 5 bushels from last year. 

Kansas's soybean production is forecast at 187 million bushels, down 2% from last year. Area for harvest, at 4.55 million acres, is down 3% from 2020. Yield is forecast at 41 bushels per acre, up 0.5 bushel from last year. 

Winter wheat production is forecast at 380 million bushels, up 35% from last year. Area for grain, at 6.90 million acres, is up 10% from last year. Yield is forecast at 55 bushels per acre, 10 bushels above last year. 

Cotton production is forecast at 270,000 bales, down 10% from last year. Acreage for harvest, at 111,000 acres, is down 73,000 acres from 2020. Record yield is forecasted at 1,168 pounds per acre, up 385 pounds from last year. 

Oat production is forecast to be 1.04 million bushels, up 24% from last year. Harvested area for grain of 23,000 acres is up 7,000 acres from a year earlier. Yield per acre, at 45 bushels, is down 7 bushels from a year ago. 

Alfalfa hay production of 2.42 million tons is forecast, up 21% last year. Expected yield, at 4.10 tons per acre, is up 0.40 ton from last year. All other hay production of 3.15 million tons is forecast, down 19% from a year ago. Expected yield, at 1.80 tons per acre, is down 0.10 ton from last year.