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South Carolina Crops: Peanuts May Lose Ground in 2018

South Carolina Crops: Peanuts May Lose Ground in 2018

👤By Denise Attaway, Clemson University 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Big crops in 2017 means South Carolina producers will have to adjust their budgets in 2018 to account for lower prices. This was the message Clemson agricultural economists Nathan Smith and Scott Mickey gave during the recent 2018 Ag Outlook

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Acreage Report: Corn, Wheat Acres Down, Cotton, Soybeans Up – USDA

Acreage Report: Corn, Wheat Acres Down, Cotton, Soybeans Up – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 30, 2017

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

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Illinois Corn and Soybeans: Shifting Acres Vary by Farm Size and Region

Illinois Corn and Soybeans: Shifting Acres Vary by Farm Size and Region

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, and Dale Lattz, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Illinois farmers have been planting more soybeans since 2013. This increase in soybeans comes after an increase in corn acres beginning in 2006 and ending in 2012. Corn and soybean acre shifts have not been the same across all Illinois

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How Have U.S. Crop Acres Changed Over the Passed 25 Years?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Over the past 25 years, there have been shifts in crops planted in the United States. Overall, acres in feed grain crops decreased while acres in oilseed crops increased. Feed grain crops losing acres were wheat, oats, barley, and sorghum.

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Crop Acreage: Less Wheat, Increases for Row Crops

Crop Acreage: Less Wheat, Increases for Row Crops

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 30, 2016

Corn planted area for all purposes in 2016 is estimated at 94.1 million acres, up 7 percent from last year. This represents the third highest planted acreage in the United States since 1944. Area harvested for grain, at 86.6 million

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Mississippi: Markets, Rain Play Havoc with Planting Decisions

Mississippi: Markets, Rain Play Havoc with Planting Decisions

👤By Linda Breazeale, MSU Ag Communications 🕔Apr 1, 2016

Crop decisions made in January based on markets and profit potential may be cloudy memories for growers waiting on fields to dry out enough to allow spring plantings. Brian Williams, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service,

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What Do Prospective Plantings Tell Us About Planted Acreage?

👤By Olga Isengildina-Massa, Virginia Tech University 🕔Mar 25, 2016

Prospective Plantings reports are survey-based estimates of producer planting intentions that are typically released at the end of March and reflect producer responses to the March Agricultural Survey. Good and Irwin provide a thorough review of the survey procedures used by

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The Crop Acreage Puzzle Revisited – Implications for 2016

The Crop Acreage Puzzle Revisited – Implications for 2016

👤By Darrel Good and Scott Irwin, University of Illinois, farmdocdaily 🕔Jan 22, 2016

Each year the USDA estimates the acreage of principal crops in the U.S. It can be a challenging exercise to understand the relatively large year-to-year variation in this acreage. In previous farmdoc daily articles we have outlined the process of

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Crop Acreage: Steep Declines in Planted Cotton, More Marginal Changes in Grains

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 30, 2015

All cotton planted area for 2015 is estimated at 9.0 million acres, 18 percent below last year. Upland area is estimated at 8.85 million acres, down 18 percent from 2014. American Pima area is estimated at 148,000 acres, down 23

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Good on Grain: Unraveling the Acreage Puzzle

👤By Darrel Good and Scott Irwin, University of Illinois, farmdocDaily 🕔Apr 2, 2015

The release of the USDA’s Prospective Plantings report on March 31 initiated the annual ritual of trying to account for all the U.S. crop acreage. The primary purpose of that exercise is to anticipate potential differences between planting intentions and

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