CATCH THE BUZZ: What’s to be planted where in 2014

Prospective Plantings for 2014. What’s in store this year.

Released March 31, 2014, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service

(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of

Agriculture (USDA).

Corn Planted Acreage Down 4 Percent from 2013

Soybean Acreage Up 6 Percent

All Wheat Acreage Down 1 Percent

All Cotton Acreage Up 7 Percent

Corn planted area for all purposes in 2014 is estimated at 91.7 million

acres, down 4 percent from last year. If realized, this will represent the

lowest planted acreage in the United States since 2010; however, this will

represent the fifth largest corn acreage in the United States since 1944.

Soybean planted area for 2014 is estimated at a record high 81.5 million

acres, up 6 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage

intentions are up or unchanged across all States with the exception of

Missouri and Oklahoma.

All wheat planted area for 2014 is estimated at 55.8 million acres, down

1 percent from 2013. The 2014 winter wheat planted area, at 42.0 million

acres, is down 3 percent from last year but up slightly from the previous

estimate. Of this total, about 30.2 million acres are Hard Red Winter,

8.43 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.35 million acres are White

Winter. Area planted to other spring wheat for 2014 is expected to total

12.0 million acres, up 4 percent from 2013. Of this total, about 11.3 million

acres are Hard Red Spring wheat. The intended Durum planted area for 2014 is

estimated at 1.80 million acres, up 22 percent from the previous year.

All cotton planted area for 2014 is expected to total 11.1 million acres,

7 percent above last year. Upland area is expected to total 10.9 million

acres, up 7 percent from 2013. American Pima area is expected to total

158,000 acres, down 21 percent from 2013.

The entire report, listing all crops in all states can be found here:

http://usda01.library.cornell.edu/usda/current/ProsPlan/ProsPlan-03-31-2014.pdf

This report was approved on March 31, 2014.

Acting Secretary of

Agriculture

Joseph W. Glauber