- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A government report shows Kansas farmers planted fewer acres of corn and soybeans and more sorghum this spring compared to previous season.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that Kansas growers seeded 5.4 million acres of corn this year. That is down 2 percent from a year ago.

Also down is the planted area for soybeans at 4.85 million acres, down 6 percent from last year.

Planted sorghum acreage at 2.85 million acres is up is up 10 percent from a year ago.

The state’s winter wheat was seeded last fall at 7.8 million acres, up 3 percent from the previous year. The area being harvested is expected to total 7.3 million acres, up 5 percent from last year.

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