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USDA Reports Record High Soybean Acreage, Corn Acres Down

U.S. Annual Crop Plantings – A Record High “… 89.5 million acres of soybeans [were] planted in the United States for 2017, up 7 percent from last year …”, according to the Acreage report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) – For corn, the “… area planted is estimated at 90.9 million acres, down 3 percent from last year … All cotton planted area for 2017 is estimated at 12.1 million acres, 20 percent above last year … All wheat planted area for 2017 is estimated at 45.7 million acres, down 9 percent from last year. This represents the lowest all wheat planted area since records began in 1919 …” – The Acreage Report presents “… acreage by planted and/or harvested areas by state for corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, barley, rye, sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower, flaxseed, canola, rapeseed, safflower, mustard seed, cotton, dry beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, sugarbeets, alfalfa hay, hay, tobacco, and sugarcane. Starting in 2000, genetically modified plants are reported for selected crops …”

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