USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated a record high 89.5 million acres of soybeans planted in the United States for 2017, up 7 percent from last year, according to the Acreage report released June 30, 2017. Corn area planted is estimated at 90.9 million acres, down 3 percent from last year.
Following up to the Prospective Plantings report released in late spring, NASS surveyed approximately 11,000 segments of land and 69,700 producers during the first two weeks of June to gather information on what farmers actually planted. Key findings released in the Acreage report include:
NASS also released the quarterly Grain Stocks report to provide estimates of on-farm and off-farm stocks as of June 1. Key findings in that report include:
The Acreage and Grain Stocks reports and all other NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov. Since 1972, NASDA has been a partner with NASS in providing timely, accurate and useful statistics to U.S. agriculture. Under our NASS-NASDA cooperative agreement, NASDA employs more than 3,000 enumerators across the country who collect agricultural data on behalf of NASS.
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