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Kansas Wheat Statistics
1968 - 1998

The Kansas Wheat Crop 1868 - 1998

There are indications that wheat was produced in the area now known as the state of Kansas as early as 1839. Records of wheat production in Kansas actually pre-date statehood (18861). Production statistics on wheat in Kansas have been published since 1866. Each year since 1918, Kansas Agricultural Statistics has also compiled a sketch of the Kansas wheat crop.
Harvested Acres
Average Yield per Acre
Total Production (Bushels)
Average Price Per Bushel
Farm Value

1868

99,000

14.5

1,436,000

$1.00

$1,436,000

1878

1,705,000

16.0

27,280,000

$.59

$16,095,200

1888

1,090,000

15.0

16,350,000

$.88

$14,388,000

1898

4,580,000

15.0

68,780,000

$.50

$34,350,000

1908

6,770,000

12.5

84,625,000

$.88

$74,470,000

1918

7,250,000

13.5

97,710,000

$2.00

$195,420,000

1928

10,639,000

16.3

173,185,000

$.99

$171,453,000

1938

14,494,000

10.5

152,163,000

$.57

$86,733,000

1948

13,221,000

17.5

231,368,000

$1.97

$455,795,000<

1958

10,433,000

28.5

297,340,000

$1.78

$529,265,000

1968

9,751,000

26.0

253,526,000

$1.22

$309,302,000

1978

10,000,000

30.0

300,000,000

$2.89

$867,000,000

1988

9,500,000

34.0

323,000,000

$3.58

$1,156,340,000

1998

10,100,000

49.0

494,900,000

$2.55

$1,261,995,000

Source: Kansas Agricultural Statistics