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A slight shift in U.S. corn acres expected

A market analyst says he’s expecting a slight shift in corn acres when USDA releases its annual acreage report at the end of the month. Don Roose with U.S. Commodities says “as of right now, I would say corn acres, because we think there... Read More.

Cotton, rice acres rise

The USDA anticipates higher cotton and rice planted area. Upland cotton acres are seen at 10.47 million, up 4% on the year, with static to higher planted area for most states. Acreage for all types of rice is projected at 2.932 million acres, 1% more... Read More.

Spring wheat acres top expectations

The USDA sees an increase in spring wheat acreage. Farmers are expected to plant 11.335 million acres of non-durum spring wheat in 2024, above analysts’ expectations and 1% more than in 2023, with most of that hard red spring. Total wheat acreage is estimated at... Read More.

Sorghum acres below last year

Sorghum acreage is expected to be down this year. The USDA estimated sorghum planted area at 6.394 million acres, 11% less than 2023, but a little bit more than what producers planted in 2022. That year to year drop is largely due to declines in... Read More.

USDA: corn acres down, soybeans up in 2024

The USDA expects farmers to plant fewer acres of corn and more acres of soybeans in 2024. Corn planted area is projected at 90.036 million acres, at the low end of pre-report guesses and 5% less than 2023, with acreage steady to lower in... Read More.