Farmers Not Changing Acreage Mix

January 19, 2012 07:13 AM

The Farm Journal Pulse shows around 80% of farmers are sticking with their original crop mix, despite last week’s surprising USDA reports.

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USDA’s Jan. 12 reports, which included Crop Production, Grain Stocks and World Supply and Demand Estimates, left markets lower and many experts perplexed.
When surprising numbers come out so early in the year, will farmers change planting intentions? According to this week’s Farm Journal Pulse, a text message poll of farmers and ranchers, it doesn’t look likely.
Participants were asked:

Based on USDA's reports will you change planting intentions?

Here are the results:
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While a few of the 1,250 farmers said they may shift some acres to corn, beans and wheat, the extreme majority reports they will not change.
See where farmers may be considering crop mix changes with our interactive Farm Journal Pulse map.
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