As an update to its March Prospective Plantings report, USDA released its June 30 Acreage report with revised acreage expectations for the upcoming crop year. For the 2021/22 crop year, USDA is estimating that corn planted area will be 92.7 million acres, up 2%, or 1.87 million acres, compared to 2020. This is an increase of 1.6 million acres from what was first reported for corn acres in March. Soybean planted acres remain at the 87.6 million acres reported in March, up 5% from 2020. For more of the AFBF article and maps, please click here.
Related: For a review of the planted acres, stocks and the upcoming July 12 WASDE, register for the Iowa Farm Bureau webinar (July 13 at 1:00) with AgriVisor Analyst, Karl Setzer. To register, receive reminder e-mails and for more information, please click here.