Friday, September 17, 2021

USDA: Planted corn acres to climb less than 1% in 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates the nation’s growers will plant 91.1 million acres of corn in 2021, less than 1% more than they did in 2020.

Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be up or unchanged in 24 of the 48 estimating states.

Record high acreage is expected in Idaho and Oregon. Record low acreage is expected in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Acreage increases from last year of 100,000 or more are expected Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

The figures come from USDA’s prospective plantings report released March 31.

Read the complete report on the USDA NASS website.

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