FarmPolicy

September 18, 2019

Focus on the U.S. Ag Economy; Biofuels; Immigration; and, CFTC

Agricultural Economy: USDA Reports- Planting Intentions, Grain Stocks

A news release yesterday from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) indicated that, “Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 81.5 million acres of soybeans in 2014, up 6 percent from last year and an all-time record high, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by [NASS].  If realized, soybeans will surpass the previous record of 77.5 million acres planted in the United States set in 2009.”

The release added that, “Corn growers intend to plant 91.7 million acres in 2014, down 4 percent from last year and if realized the lowest planted acreage since 2010. Expected returns for corn are anticipated to be lower in 2014 compared with recent years [related graph].”

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