Report: Value of Kan. crops up 11 percent in 2012

Report: Value of major Kansas crops rose 11 percent last year to $8.2 billion

Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A new report says the value of Kansas' principal crops rose 11 percent last year to $8.2 billion.

The figures were reported Friday by Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service. The agency says prices were higher for all crops except sunflowers, dry edible beans, cotton and potatoes.

Kansas winter wheat production was valued at more than $2.8 billion, followed by corn production at $2.7 billion.

The state's soybean crop was estimated at nearly $1.2 billion, while sorghum trailed at $592.4 million.

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