Arkansas: Grain Prices Took Huge Bite Out of Sorghum, Wheat Acreage, Corn Fared Well

🕔Dec 15, 2017Arkansas grain producers found themselves dealing with fickle market forces in 2017, as grain sorghum and wheat acreage dropped sharply in the state, chiefly due to low commodity prices, while […]

South Carolina Crops: Peanuts May Lose Ground in 2018

🕔Dec 6, 2017Big 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 […]

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

🕔Jun 30, 2017Corn 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 […]

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

🕔Jun 14, 2017Illinois 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 […]

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

🕔Apr 25, 2017Over 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 […]

Crop Acreage: Less Wheat, Increases for Row Crops

🕔Jun 30, 2016Corn 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 […]

Mississippi: Markets, Rain Play Havoc with Planting Decisions

🕔Apr 1, 2016Crop 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, […]

What Do Prospective Plantings Tell Us About Planted Acreage?

🕔Mar 25, 2016Prospective 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 […]

The Crop Acreage Puzzle Revisited – Implications for 2016

🕔Jan 22, 2016Each 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 […]

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

🕔Jun 30, 2015All 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. […]

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