Corn has replaced wheat as the dominant crop being produced in Kansas. Many growers have replaced as much as 50 percent of their wheat acreage with corn, according to the Ferguson AgReport.

The trend reportedly reflects farm program changes, which pay subsidies based primarily according to bushels, so many farmers are emphasizing high-yield crops that receive higher subsidy payments per acre. Since corn can yield up to 200 bushels per acre in various irrigated areas compared to just 40-to-50 bushels with wheat, the decision to change is simple.

Another factor is the global production of wheat during the past three years has glutted international markets. Smaller inventories are not likely this year.