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Kansas 2023 Prospective Plantings: Wheat, Sunflower Acres Up, Canola, Cotton Down

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas corn growers intend to plant 5.60 million acres this year, up 2% from 2022, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Soybean planted acreage is expected to be 4.60 million acres, down 9% from last year.

Winter wheat acres seeded in the fall of 2022 are estimated at 8.10 million, up 11% from last year.

Sorghum growers in Kansas intend to plant 3.15 million acres, down 5% from a year ago.

All hay acreage to be harvested is expected to total 2.50 million acres, down 4% from last year’s acreage.

Sunflower producers expect to plant 64,000 acres, up 52% from 2022. Oil varieties account for 52,000 acres, up 63% from a year ago. Non-oil varieties made up the balance of 12,000 acres, up 20%.

Oat intentions are estimated at 130,000 acres, up 18% from last year.

Canola planted acreage is expected to be 5,000 acres, down 44% from 2022 and matching 2020’s record low planted acres.

Barley area planted is expected to be 12,000 acres, down 20% from last year.

Cotton producers expect to plant 115,000 acres, down 30% from a year ago.

Estimates in this report are based on a survey conducted during the first two weeks of March.

Access the National publication for this release at: https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/x633f100h

Access the National Crop Production Executive Briefing at: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Newsroom/Executive_Briefings/2023/03-31-2023.pdf

Find agricultural statistics for your county, State, and the Nation at www.nass.usda.gov

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