USDA predicts slightly smaller Kansas corn harvest
October 11, 2020
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers are expected to harvest slightly less corn than than last year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said this year's crop is forecast at just under 800 million bushels, down 2% from last year, The Hutchinson News reports.
For Haven farmers, Bob Bacon and his son-in-law Daniel Kelly, it's an average year.
"It was looking really good early on," Kelly said. "But August was hot and dry."
According to the USDA, this year's average yield of the 5.75 million acres planted is forecast at 137 bushels per acre, up by four bushels from 2019.
As of Oct. 5, 44% of Kansa...