2016 Prospective Plantings by State
2016 corn acres are predicted to be up 6% from 2015 according to the March 31st Prospective Plantings report from the USDA. Soybean acres did not see much change, with an estimated decline of less than 1%. Iowa is predicted to lead the way with 13.9 million corn acres which is up about 3% from last year. Illinois and Iowa are expected to be the leaders in soybean acres with 10 million and 9.7 million, respectively.