KS Farmers Plant More Beans, Not Corn

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A newly released government report shows Kansas farmers intend to plant many more acres of soybeans this spring. But that means they're planning fewer acres of winter wheat and sorghum.

The state is keeping its total corn acres this season at the same number as last year. This comes at a time when corn prices have skyrocketed. The decision to hold on to the same corn acreage numbers is in contrast with farmers nationwide who plan to put in less corn this season than last year.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that Kansas soybean acres would go up 23 percent to 3.2 million acres. Corn acreage is unchanged at 3.9 million acres.

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