More corn and bean acres in 2020


According to a new Farm Futures survey, grain farmers are ready to put 2019 in their rearview mirror and boost acreage — especially corn — for the 2020 growing season. 

Farmers intend to increase corn acreage by 7.68% this year to 96.6 million acres. If these plans hold true, this would be the second largest planting on record, following only 2012’s total of 97.3 million acres. For soybeans, farmers have allocated nearly 80.6 million acres to the 2020 crop, nearly 5.9% more acres intended than...

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