USDA expects 5% increase in planted soybean acres in 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service predicts the nation’s soybean growers will plant 87.6 million acres, up 5% from 2020. Of the 29 estimating states, 23 are expected to see planted acres increase or remain the same.

Within the South and Mid-South, Arkansas is the largest soybean producer. This year, growers there expect to plant about 3 million acre, or about 6% more than they did in 2020.

Growers in Mississippi, also a large producer in the South and Mid-South, expect to plant about 2.2 million acres in 2021, or about 5% than in 2020.

And growers in Tennessee expect to plant about 1.7 million acres, or about 3% more than they did in 2020.

The estimates are based on surveys USDA conducted earlier this year where they asked growers how many acres they plant to plant.

2021 soybean planting intentions
Courtesy USDA-NASS

View the complete report on the USDA-NASS website.

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