Thank you to everyone who joined the Sedgwick County Conservation District and the Friends University Conservation Science Program for our viewing of the documentary Living Soil last night. Below are a couple of screenshots from the end of the film. In the discussion afterwards, there were questions asked about the prevalence of cover crops in Kansas or, more specifically, Sedgwick County.
I sought answers in the recent report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. It contains 2017 data broken down by county.
I found that in 2017 there were 1360 farms in Sedgwick County:
The total amount of harvested cropland was 378,142 acres in this county in 2017 including:
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