Planting Intentions: 97 Million Acres Corn, 83.5 Million Acres Soy

11:03AM Mar 31, 2020
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From USDA:

Prospective Plantings

ISSN: 1949-159X

Released March 31, 2020, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

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 
previous year.

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
Designate
Robert Johansson

Agricultural Statistics Board
Chairperson
Joseph L. Parsons

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