$1.7 billion


The amount the Kansas Department of Agriculture says the state's prolonged drought has cost in crop loses.


Budget Breakdow

Drought crop loses

$1.7 billion

The amount the Kansas Department of Agriculture says the state's prolonged drought has cost in crop loses.

What you should know
1  Nearly three-fourths of the state remains abnormally to exceptionally dry.

2  The sorghum crop is projected to be short by 31.3 million bushels, representing losses of $213.7 million.


3 The Kansas Department of Agriculture is offering emergency drought term permits to additional counties as conditions worsen. Additionally, certain motor carrier regulations remain suspended to allow hay to be moved to drought-stricken areas faster.

Quote:?“We want to be flexible and do our part to help Kansas farmers and ranchers deal with this severe drought. We have learned as a new administration that there are ways we can work with the U.S.D.A. and other agencies to ease the burden on producers. Our goal is to take what we’ve learned to respond swiftly to address producers concerns now and in the future.”

— Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman.