Springtime on the farm is a season of anticipation and excitement. Seeds are being planted, baby animals make their arrival and the days start getting longer. Spring is a great time to capture
moments on the farm that will be memories forever.
That’s why we’re launching the Farm Journal photo contest, "Planting Memories." Capture your favorite farm scenes this spring and share them with us.
Here are the entry guidelines:
- Submit photos through Facebook at www.facebook.com/farmjournal or www.facebook.com/agweb, or via an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Photos can be of anything that reminds you of life on the farm: pretty skylines, baby animals, planting, growing crops, weather, etc.
- Select photos will be featured on our website and Facebook pages. The winning photo, as determined by the editorial staff, will be featured in Farm Journal, and the winner will receive an AgWeb.com jacket.
Farm Journal Media reserves the right to use all submitted photos at our discretion, giving credit to the photographer.
USDA’s acreage predictions from the 2011 Outlook Forum:
- 255 million total U.S. acres will be planted to the eight major crops in 2011.
- 9.8 million more acres will be planted to the eight major crops in 2011, compared with 2010, the largest year-over-year increase since 1998.
- 3.8 million more corn acres will be planted in 2011, compared with 2010’s 88.2 million acres.
- 600,000 more soybean acres will be planted in 2011, compared with 2010’s 77.4 million acres.
- 3.4 million more wheat acres will be planted in 2011, compared with 2010’s 53.6 million acres.
- 2.9 million more cotton acres will be planted in 2011, compared with 2010’s 9.9 million acres.
- 1 of 4 U.S. soybean rows planted will be exported to China.