Corn Harvest Expected to Set Record in Kansas

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service forecasts a record-high corn harvest for the state this season.

A report released Friday says the state is on track to cut 522.6 million bushels. The latest update is unchanged from a month ago, but up 1 percent from last year.

If realized, that would mean that Kansas farmers will have cut more corn than wheat this year. The winter wheat crop harvested earlier this summer was 366.6 million bushels.

Statisticians say the big corn crop is due in part to the large number of planted corn acres. The state put 4.10 million acres into corn this year _ up 5 percent from a year ago. That is the highest planted corn acreage since 1936.

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