U.S. Soybean Acreage Reaches Record High

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Soybean planted area in the U.S. is estimated at a record high 83.7 million acres. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, this is a one percent increase from last year.

In its June 30 Acreage Report, the USDA noted that record high acreage is estimated in Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Corn planted area for all purposes in 2016 is estimated at 94.1 million acres, up 7 percent from last year. The USDA says this represents the third highest planted acreage in the United States since 1944.

All wheat planted area for 2016 is estimated at 50.8 million acres, down 7 percent from 2015. The 2016 winter wheat planted area, at 36.5 million acres, is down 7 percent from last year but up 1 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 26.5 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 6.58 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.42 million acres are White Winter.

Area planted to other spring wheat for 2016 is estimated at 12.1 million acres, down 8 percent from 2015. Of this total, about 11.4 million acres are Hard Red Spring wheat. Durum planted area for 2016 is estimated at 2.15 million acres, up 11 percent from the previous year.

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