May 24, 2024

SW Kansas farmers planting more dryland corn

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — After years of being considered a risk not worth taking, western Kansas farmers are planting more acres of dryland corn. The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service says farmers in southwest Kansas planted 149,000 acres of dryland corn in 2016, up 133 percent from 2015. West-central Kansas was up 59 percent in that time period.