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Peanut Acreage Expected to Increase

Clint Thompson Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

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Past peanut field in Georgia.

USDA’s 2020 Planting Intentions Report indicates more acres will be going to peanuts this year than what we saw in 2019. Tyron Spearman has look at those numbers, along with an update on some other crops.

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), corn planted area for all purposes in 2020 is estimated at 97.0 million acres, up 8% or 7.29 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be up or unchanged in 38 of the 48 estimating states.

Soybean planted areas for 2020 is estimated at 83.5 million acres, up 10% from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be up or unchanged in 22 of the 29 estimating states.

All wheat planted area for 2020 is estimated at 44.7 million acres, down 1% from 2019. This represents the lowest of all wheat planted areas since records began in 1919.