King Corn Reigns Again

07:09PM Mar 18, 2019
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Soybean acres are expected to decline—and corn will be the primary beneficiary, jumping to the highest number of acres in the U.S. since 2016. Cotton acres will reach a five-year high. “Questions about policy, trade, weather and markets are having an impact making the outlook less certain than perhaps any time since the first year of Freedom to Farm in 1996,” said USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson at the Agricultural Outlook Forum.   —Sonja Begemann

2019 Production Outlook