USDA: Soybean growers plan to plant 83.5 million acres, up 10% from 2019

U.S. soybean producers say they plan to plant 83.5 million acres this season, up 10% from 2019. But this year’s planting intentions are still far behind the 89.1 million acres growers said they planned to plant in 2018.

Compared with last year, 2020 planted acreage is expected to be up or unchanged in 22 of the 29 estimating states, according to the the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service’s planting intentions report.

At the same time, corn acres also are expected to increase to 97 million acres, up 8% or 7.29 million acres from 2019. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be up or unchanged in 38 of the 48 estimating states.

View the complete report at USDA NASS.

2020 soybean intentions
Courtesy USDA NASS

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