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Farm Futures Planting Survey Shows Less Corn Acres than USDA

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

Farmers indicate they may plant less corn than previously thought by the Department of Agriculture, according to the annual Farm Futures planting survey. The survey of 1,000 producers nationwide says that after planting more soybeans than corn in 2018 for the first time in 35 years, farmers want to return to more normal rotations this spring. However, with the impact …

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Corn Plantings to Overtake Soybeans in 2019

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans

An analysis of USDA data says corn will take over the top spot from soybeans in planted acres during the next growing season. The Hagstrom Report says it is a reaction to market conditions created by President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports. The data shows corn plantings will likely exceed soybeans by nine to 10 million acres between 2019 …

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Alabama Corn Planting Nears Completion

Dan Alabama, Corn, Industry News Release

Alabama farmers hope for better prices by Kelsey Cassebaum, Alabama Farmers Federation Despite low feed grain yields in 2016 because of drought, some Alabama farmers increased corn acreage this year, counting on good market conditions come harvest in July. Butler County’s Steve Tanner planted 1,100 acres of non-irrigated corn this year, up more than 300 acres from 2016. His non-irrigated …

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U.S. Corn Crop Planting Falls Slightly Behind

Dan Corn

Corn planting progress has fallen slightly behind the five-year average, according to USDA’s weekly crop progress report. Only 6% of total corn acreage had been planted as of April 16, which is 3% short of the five-year average and 6% behind the same date last year. For the most part, the slower pace is a result of wet conditions across …