Jan 11, 2020

Report: Kansas farmers plant another 6.9M acres of wheat

Posted Jan 11, 2020 5:00 PM

WICHITA, Kan. – Kansas farmers have seeded an estimated 6.9 million acres into winter wheat, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday.

The state’s winter wheat acreage is equal to the area planted a year earlier, the agency said.

Winter wheat is planted in the fall for harvest the following year. Kansas is the nation’s biggest producer.

Separately, the agency also reported that about 394 million bushels of wheat is now stored in the state, down 13 percent from the amount in storage at this time a year ago.