What Do Prospective Plantings Tell Us About Planted Acreage? Mar 25, 2016

🕔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 […]

The Crop Acreage Puzzle Revisited – Implications for 2016 Jan 22, 2016

🕔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 […]

Crop Acreage: Steep Declines in Planted Cotton, More Marginal Changes in Grains Jun 30, 2015

🕔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. […]

Good on Grain: Unraveling the Acreage Puzzle Apr 2, 2015

🕔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 […]

Illinois: Prospective Plantings – 2014 and Historical Comparisons Apr 22, 2014

🕔Apr 22, 2014
In recent years, there have been shifts in corn and soybean acres in Illinois.  Between 1998 and 2013, corn acres have ranged from 55% of harvested acre in 2008 to […]

Good on Grain: Are Acres Missing from USDA’s Prospective Plantings Report? Apr 4, 2014

🕔Apr 4, 2014
The USDA’s Prospective Plantings report released on March 31 revealed that U.S. producers intend to plant 91.7 million acres of corn and 81.5 million acres of soybeans. The soybean acreage […]

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