Updated FSA Acreage Shows 2013 Prevent Plant Acres at 8.213 Million

September 17, 2013 01:59 AM

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Increases noted for corn, soybeans and wheat

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Prevented Planting acreage now totals 8.213 million, according to updated certified acreage data from USDA’s Farm Service Agency, a slight uptick from the 7.711 million acres released by the agency in August.

Here is a comparison of the data for corn, soybeans and wheat:


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Upland Cotton
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Total planted acres also increased from August to September,
with corn at 91.428 million (88.771 mil. August), soybeans at 74.659 million (72.061 mil. August) and wheat at 53.149 million (51.677 mil. August).

On a state basis, the updated FSA data shows the following from selected states:

North Dakota: 2.787 million acres of prevent planting, including 1.660 million wheat, 445,075 acres of soybeans and 556,639 acres of corn.

Illinois: 367,334 acres as prevented planted, including 209,561 acres of corn and 117,434  acres of soybeans.

Iowa: 720,481 acres prevented planted, including 613,967 acres of corn and 106,381 acres of soybeans.

Minnesota: 889,446 acres prevented planting, including 633,088 acres of corn, 204,040 acres of soybeans and 48,090 acres of wheat.

Wisconsin: 369,351 acres of prevented plantings, including 276,734 acres of corn and 89,276 acres of soybeans.

Arkansas: 625,475 acres of prevented plantings, including 159,487acres of corn and 296,668 acres of rice.

Missouri: 373,908 acres of prevented planting, including 253,150 acres of corn, 61,679 acres of soybeans and 35,548 acres of rice.

Mississippi: 340,952 acres of prevented planting, including 274,836 acres of corn, 22,930 acres of rice and 22,024 acres of upland cotton.

Comments: The numbers may not be growing as fast as some have expected as contacts advise there may be issues with the system that county offices are using to provide the certified acreage data to USDA’s Washington headquarters. The new system, known as the MIDAS (modernize and innovate the delivery of agricultural systems), was put in place this year and the shift from the "old" system to the new MIDAS system may be creating some difficulties, according to some sources.




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