- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A government report forecasts cotton production in Kansas this year at 52,000 bales, up 27 percent from a year ago.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Wednesday that the number of harvested cotton acres is up 12 percent, with 29,000 acres cut.

The agency says the yield is forecast at a record 861 pounds per acre. That is 104 pounds per acre more than last year.

Dry edible bean production in the state is forecast to be up 37 percent this year compared with a year ago. The estimated production is expected to total 118,000 hundredweight.

Pinto beans account for 78 percent of the state’s dry bean production.

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