Kansas corn growers intend to plant 4.6 million acres this year, down 2 percent from 2012, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kansas Field Office. If realized, this would still be the fourth largest area planted to corn since 1936.
Soybean planted acreage is expected to be 3.9 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. This
would be the fourth largest soybean acreage in Kansas history.
Sorghum acreage expected to be planted, at 2.9 million acres, is up 16 percent from a year ago.
This would be the largest area planted to sorghum since 2008, if realized.
Wheat seeded in the fall of 2012 totaled 9.3 million acres, unchanged from the December
estimate but down 2 percent from the previous year.
Kansas growers expect to plant 20.7 million acres to the four major crops (wheat, sorghum, corn,
and soybeans), unchanged from 2012.