Acreage Estimates from Informa Tweaked

March 20, 2015 10:56 AM
Acreage Estimates from Informa Tweaked

Informa Economics this morning released its projections of what USDA’s Prospective Plantings report will include for major crops on March 30. Their (unofficialZ) numbers are:


Corn, 88.5 million. This is down a modest 75,000 acres from Informa’s January estimate and 2.5 below USDA’s Ag Outlook Forum projection.


Soybeans: 87.5 million, down 547,000 from January, probably reflecting the reduced new-crop soybean/corn ratio since January. This is 4 million above USDA’s widely criticized estimate in February.


Grain sorghum: 98.2 million, up 601,000 from January.


All wheat: 56.0, up 1.1 million from January and half a million higher than USDA’s February projection.


All cotton: 9.6 million, down 210,000 from January but less than the 9.7 million USDA projected. 


Shortly after the numbers became known, the market is not reacting in any measurable way: Corn, beans and wheat all are up while cotton is mixed.

Back to news



Spell Check

Cape Girardeau, MO
5/16/2016 04:46 PM

  Are these numbers correct? Ever other report shows completely different numbers for the Informa report. They all show 93 ml on corn and 82 ml on beans.


Corn College TV Education Series


Get nearly 8 hours of educational video with Farm Journal's top agronomists. Produced in the field and neatly organized by topic, from spring prep to post-harvest. Order now!


Market Data provided by
Brought to you by Beyer