Farmland planted with corn and soybeans could be worth millions of dollars in Kansas and Nebraska, according to new research.
The Kansas Farm Bureau reported Thursday that corn and bean acreage has increased at a faster rate than soybeans and cotton acreage in parts of the state since the beginning of 2017.
The researchers looked at data from the Kansas Farm Department and the U.S. Census Bureau and found that corn acreage grew more than 20% annually in the first half of 2017, compared with 10% in the same period last year.
Corn is grown primarily in the Midwest.
Soybeans are grown in the South.
The report said that while soybean acreage increased more than cotton acreages during the first six months of 2017 compared with the first three months of 2016, soybeans have increased only 10% during that same period compared with a 16% increase in cotton.
Kansas farmers have grown corn at a more rapid pace than cotton, the report found.
The new study by researchers at the University of Kansas, the University at Buffalo and the University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the first to look at corn and other crops as part of a broader agricultural productivity trend that has been underway for decades.
A few years ago, it was widely believed that the nation’s corn acreages were shrinking, and the USDA predicted that a third of the country’s corn production would disappear by 2020.
But the trend has accelerated in recent years and is likely to continue, said Tom Schoenmaker, the UAB program director.
The Corn Belt and other regions in the country have been in recession, and some farmers have been losing millions of acres of corn.
Schoenmaker said the Kansas report is a sign that the economic downturn is not going away.
But he said there is a lot of work to be done before we can say the trend is over.
“There’s no reason we can’t have another five years of growth, but we need to see a more sustained acceleration of growth,” he said.
Schienmaker said that some of the corn planted in Kansas is now being used to feed cattle and that some farmers in the state are trying to boost corn yields through the use of nitrogen-fixing insecticides and herbicides.
The UAB study found that the increase in soybean and corn acreaged has occurred primarily in Kansas.
The number of acres planted with these crops has grown at a similar pace to corn, while soybeans are growing at a much faster pace, the study found.
However, Schoenaker said the corn andbean acreages are growing so quickly that they have already exceeded the size of the entire U.D.C. agricultural area, which includes Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Kansas City.
That could pose a problem in the future, because the UMB’s Schoenmakers said there are many farmers that are going to have to move crops to areas with greater demand and less land available to grow crops, including corn and corn-based foods.
Schöner said the report also provides a stark warning for farmers in Kansas who have planted corn, beans and soybean that the trend may not be over.
The state’s corn harvest was $2.9 billion in 2017, but the researchers say that could change in the coming years.
They also said that corn production will likely continue to decline as the corn crop fails to reach its potential.
Schosenmakers said the growing demand for grain and other commodities in the world is expected to drive a surge in grain prices, and that the corn price may rise.
But Schoenakers said it’s possible that the grain price could drop even further as people are forced to save for their futures.
“It’s certainly possible that if we get another drought like this one in 2017 that grain prices will come down even more,” Schoenks said.
“We’ve seen this trend in many places, especially in the United States.
We know how to respond, we’ve been able to recover from drought before.”
The UMB report also found that while the corn industry is not showing signs of slowing, other crops, such as soybeans, may be experiencing an uptick in demand.
The USDA reported last month that soybean crop production in the U, which accounts for more than 90% of the U-S.
crop market, grew by an average of 14% annually during the year ending in December.
But the UIB said the number of soybean acres planted in the second half of this year was less than half of the number planted in 2016.
The corn industry, meanwhile, has seen its corn acreAGE increase at a slower rate than that of soybeans.