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USDA forecast: Kansas crop income in 2015 down less than 1 percent from 2014

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With harvest starting in seven to 10 days, farmers are looking at an average crop.
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With harvest starting in seven to 10 days, farmers are looking at an average crop.

The value of Kansas’ 2015 crops was forecast at $6.48 billion, down less than 1 percent from 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The value of the state’s corn production was expected to total $2.18 billion, up 2 percent from the previous marketing year. The Kansas corn price was projected to average $3.75 per bushel last year, down 3 cents per bushel from the year before.

The winter wheat harvest is expected to total $1.56 billion, up 4 percent from 2014. Kansas’ winter wheat price is projected to average $4.85 per bushel, down $1.22 from 2014.

Global prices for corn, wheat and other crops fell sharply in 2014 and remain down. Farmers in Kansas in 2013 harvested $7.85 billion worth of crops.

With harvest starting in seven to 10 days, farmers are looking at an average crop.

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