I was born in Virginia, but I’ve spent most of my life in Kansas. Even though I’ve always lived in cities, I’ve never been far from fields of wheat, soybeans and corn.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture , Kansas is the top wheat producer in the United States. (We’re number one! We’re number one!) This year, Kansas farmers harvested an estimated 360.8 million bushels, up from 356 million bushels last year. Kansas farmers harvested 8.8. million acres this season, about 100,000 fewer acres than a year ago but achieving an average of one more bushel an acre in yield this year.
Hurrah for the Kansas farmer and for Mother Nature for glorious weather! Hurrah for farmers everywhere.