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Mostly Bad News in Latest Kansas Crop Forecasts

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(Kansas Grain Elevator Flickr Photo by Bob Jagendorf)

The news is bad, but it could be worse. The August estimates on Kansas farm crops were issued today (FRI), with a dismal outlook for corn, sorghum and soybeans. Bob White is with the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service:

Overall, the state's corn growers are expected to bring in a bit more than 390 million bushels of corn; that's down 13 percent from last year. The news is even worse for sorghum producers:

Still, there is one bright spot in the agricultural forecast. The 2012 winter wheat crop sitting in elevators across Kansas is being estimated at 387 million bushels. That's a 40 percent increase over last year. The wheat was harvested before this summer's drought took hold in Kansas.

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