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United States: record plantings expected for corn and soybeans

Corn growers intend to plant 97.3 million acres . If realized, this will represent the highest planted acreage in the United States since 1936.

Thursday 4 April 2013 (5 years 1 months 21 days ago)

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), corn growers intend to plant 97.3 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2013, up slightly from last year and 6 percent higher than in 2011. If realized, this will represent the highest planted acreage in the United States since 1936 when an estimated 102 million acres were planted.

Soybean planted area for 2013 is estimated at 77.1 million acres, down slightly from last year but the fourth highest on record, if realized.

All wheat planted area for 2013 is estimated at 56.4 million acres, up 1 percent from 2012. The 2013 winter wheat planted area, at 42.0 million acres, is 2 percent above last year and up slightly from the previous estimate.

Thursday March 28, 2013/ NASS- USDA/ United States.
http://usda01.library.cornell.edu

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