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Fewer Acres of U.S. Peanuts Expected in 2021

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Peanut Field.
Courtesy: UF/IFAS Northwest Extension District

USDA’s 2021 Planting Intentions Report indicates there will be two percent fewer acres going to peanuts this year than what we saw in 2020. Tyron Spearman has looked at those numbers, along with an update on other major row crops.

Fewer Acres of U.S. Peanuts Expected in 2021

According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), other key findings from the 2021 Prospective Plantings report for Alabama, Florida and Georgia are:

Alabama: Corn planted is estimated at 330,000 acres, unchanged from 2020. Cotton planted intentions are also unchanged from last year at 450,000 acres. Peanuts are estimated at 190,000 acres, up 3 percent from 2020. Producers intend to plant 290,000 acres of soybeans in 2021, a 4 percent increase from last year. Winter wheat planted is estimated at 180,000 acres, up 33 percent from last year.

Florida: Corn planted is estimated at 110,000 acres, up 10,000 acres from 2020. Cotton planted intentions are up 12 percent from last year at 110,000 acres. Peanuts are estimated at 180,000 acres, up 3 percent from 2020.

Georgia: Corn planted is estimated at 480,000 acres, up 14 percent from 2020. If realized, this will be the largest corn acreage for Georgia since 2013. Cotton planted intentions are up 1 percent from last year at 1.20 million acres. Peanuts are estimated at 790,000 acres, down 2 percent from 2020. Producers intend to plant 110,000 acres of soybeans in 2021, a 10 percent increase from last year. Tobacco acreage at 7,000 acres is down 11 percent from last year. Winter wheat planted is estimated at 210,000 acres, up 11 percent from last year.