Released March 31, 2020, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of
Corn Planted Acreage Up 8 Percent from 2019
Soybean Acreage Up 10 Percent
All Wheat Acreage Down 1 Percent
All Cotton Acreage Down Less Than 1 Percent
Corn planted area for all purposes in 2020 is estimated at 97.0 million
acres, up 8 percent or 7.29 million acres from last year. Compared with last
year, planted acreage is expected to be up or unchanged in 38 of the
48 estimating States.
Soybean planted area for 2020 is estimated at 83.5 million acres, up
10 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is
expected to be up or unchanged in 22 of the 29 estimating States.
All wheat planted area for 2020 is estimated at 44.7 million acres, down
1 percent from 2019. This represents the lowest all wheat planted area since
records began in 1919. The 2020 winter wheat planted area, at 30.8 million
acres, is down 1 percent from last year and down slightly from the previous
estimate. Of this total, about 21.7 million acres are Hard Red Winter,
5.69 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.42 million acres are White
Winter. Area expected to be planted to other spring wheat for 2020 is
estimated at 12.6 million acres, down 1 percent from 2019. Of this total,
about 11.9 million acres are Hard Red Spring wheat. Durum planted area for
2020 is expected to total 1.29 million acres, down 4 percent from the
All cotton planted area for 2020 is estimated at 13.7 million acres, down
less than 1 percent from last year. Upland area is estimated at 13.5 million
acres, down less than 1 percent from 2019. American Pima area is estimated at
228,000 acres, down 1 percent from 2019.
This report was approved on March 31, 2020.
Secretary of Agriculture
Agricultural Statistics Board
Joseph L. Parsons