Farmers Ready to Purchase 2013 Seed

September 23, 2012 06:31 AM
Farmers Ready to Purchase 2013 Seed

October, November and December are when farmers typically purchase seed, according to a recent Farm Journal Pulse.


Farm Journal PulseFarmers are way ahead of schedule on corn harvest this year. USDA's latest crop progress report shows 26% of the U.S. corn crop has been harvested, which is way ahead of the 9% five-year average.

As farmers close the book on this corn season, they are already planning for next year's corn crop.

This week’s Farm Journal Pulse, a text message poll of farmers and ranchers, asked: When do you plan to purchase your seed corn hybrids for 2013 crop?

Here’s a breakdown of the results:

  • September: 17%
  • October: 22%
  • November: 25%
  • December: 21%
  • January: 7%
  • February: 8%


Based on the results, nearly 85% of next year's corn seed will be bought before the end of 2012.

Click the map below to see how people responded:

Pulse 9 20 12


Will there be enough seed to go around after this year's historical drought? Read the latest on the seed supply:

Seed Supply Outlook
South American seed production expected to rise

All Aboard the Seed Corn Supply Chain
Companies manage risk and needs on the production end to guarantee farmers have seed at planting


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