- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A government report is forecasting record corn and soybean harvests in Kansas.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that it expects corn production in the state of 660 million bushels. That is 14 percent higher than a year ago.

Anticipated soybean production of 164 million bushels will also set a record if realized. That is 11 percent higher than a year ago.

The agency also estimated the sorghum harvest to come in at 244 million bushels, down 13 percent from a year ago.

Production of this year’s winter wheat crop is estimated at 462 million bushels, up 43 percent from last year’s crop. Record yields of 57 bushels per acre help offset the fewer wheat acres planted.

Alfalfa hay production is forecast at 2.58 million tons.

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