USDA: Soybeans Tip The Scales at Record 89.5 Million Acres

June 30, 2017 11:01 AM
USDA Grain Bin
  • Corn Planted Acreage Down 3% from 2016
  • Soybean Acreage Up 7%
  • All Wheat Acreage Down 9%
  • All Cotton Acreage Up 20%

Corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 is estimated at 90.9 million acres, down 3 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acres are down or unchanged in 38 of the 48 estimating States. Area harvested for grain, at 83.5 million acres, is down 4 percent from last year.

Soybean planted area for 2017 is estimated at a record high 89.5 million acres, up 7 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage intentions are up or unchanged in 24 of the 31 estimating States.

All wheat planted area for 2017 is estimated at 45.7 million acres, down 9 percent from 2016. This represents the lowest all wheat planted area on record since records began in 1919. The 2017 winter wheat planted area, at 32.8 million acres, is down 9 percent from last year but up less than 1 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 23.8 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 5.61 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.42 million acres are White Winter.

Area planted to other spring wheat for 2017 is estimated at 10.9 million acres, down 6 percent from 2016. Of this total, about 10.3 million acres are Hard Red Spring wheat. Durum planted area for 2017 is estimated at 1.92 million acres, down 20 percent from the previous year.

All cotton planted area for 2017 is estimated at 12.1 million acres, 20 percent above last year. Upland area is estimated at 11.8 million acres, up 19 percent from 2016. American Pima area is estimated at 252,000 acres, up 30 percent from 2016.

This report was approved on June 30, 2017. 

Learn More:

Corn Planted All Purposes, Down 3.3% from 2016

Soybeans Planted Up 6% from 2016

2017 Wheat Acres: A State-By-State Look

Cotton Acres Climb 20% in 2017

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