USDA: Corn Acres Up 3 Percent

11:04AM Jun 30, 2020
USDA Acreage Report
USDA Acreage Report released Tuesday
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Corn Planted Acreage Up 3 Percent from 2019

Soybean Acreage Up 10 Percent

All Wheat Acreage Down 2 Percent

All Cotton Acreage Down 11 Percent

 

Corn planted area for all purposes in 2020 is estimated at 92.0 million 

acres, up 3 percent or 2.31 million acres from last year. Compared with last 

year, planted acreage is expected to be up or unchanged in 28 of the 

48 estimating States. Area harvested for grain, at 84.0 million acres, is up 

3 percent from last year.

 

Soybean planted area for 2020 is estimated at 83.8 million acres, up 

10 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is up or 

unchanged in 24 of the 29 estimating States.

 

All wheat planted area for 2020 is estimated at 44.3 million acres, down 

2 percent from 2019. This represents the lowest all wheat planted area since 

records began in 1919. The 2020 winter wheat planted area, at 30.6 million 

acres, is down 2 percent from last year and down 1 percent from the previous 

estimate. Of this total, about 21.5 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 

5.63 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 12.2 million acres, down 4 percent from 2019. Of this total, 

about 11.5 million acres are Hard Red Spring wheat. Durum planted area for 

2020 is expected to total 1.50 million acres, up 12 percent from the previous 

year.

 

All cotton planted area for 2020 is estimated at 12.2 million acres, down 

11 percent from last year. Upland area is estimated at 12.0 million acres, 

down 11 percent from 2019. American Pima area is estimated at 195,000 acres, 

down 15 percent from 2019.

 

This report was approved on June 30, 2020.

 

Secretary of Agriculture

Designate

Bill Northey

 

Agricultural Statistics Board

Chairperson

Joseph L. Parsons