The USDA expects record U.S. soybean acreage.
The projection of 89.482 million acres would be up 7% from the 2016 total of 83.433 million, with intentions unchanged or higher in 27 of the 31 states listed by the Ag Department, including new record highs for Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Corn acreage is expected to be 89.996 million acres, 4% below the year ago total of 84.004 million, with intentions steady to lower in 38 of the listed states.
Wheat acreage could be the smallest since 1919 at 46.059 million acres, 8% less than last year’s total of 50.154 million acres. Winter wheat is seen at 32.747 million acres, 9% lower than 2016, with new all-time lows for Nebraska and Ohio. Spring wheat is pegged at 11.308 million acres, down 3% on the year, with a new record low for South Dakota. Durum acreage is expected to be 2.004 million acres, a drop of 17%, with a new record low in South Dakota.
The numbers are just estimates and could be impacted by a number of factors, including weather and commodity prices.
Acreage estimates for selected crops in Brownfield states:
Illinois: Corn: 11.3 million acres, down 3% from 2016; Soybeans: 10.2 million acres, up 1% from 2016; Winter Wheat: 480,000 acres, down 8% from 2016
Indiana: Corn: 5.6 million acres, unchanged from 2016; Soybeans: 6 million acres, up 6% from 2016; Winter Wheat: 260,000 acres, down 21% from 2016
Iowa: Corn: 13.3 million acres, down 4% from 2016; Soybeans: 10.1 million acres, up 6% from 2016; Winter Wheat: 25,000 acres, unchanged from 2016
Michigan: Corn: 2.3 million acres, down 4% from 2016; Soybeans: 2.35 million acres, up 14% from 2016; Winter Wheat: 430,000 acres, down 30% from 2016
Minnesota: Corn: 8 million acres, down 5% from 2016; Soybeans: 8.25 million acres, up 9% from 2016; Winter Wheat: 14,000 acres, up 27% from 2016; Spring Wheat: 1.29 million acres, down 2% from 2016
Missouri: Corn: 3.25 million acres, down 11% from 2016; Soybeans: 5.65 million acres, up 1% from 2016; Winter Wheat: 620,000 acres, down 10% from 2016
Nebraska: Corn: 9.55 million acres, down 3% from 2016; Soybeans: 5.7 million acres, up 10% from 2016; Winter Wheat: 1.11 million acres, down 19% from 2016
Ohio: Corn: 3.55 million acres, unchanged from 2016; Soybeans: 5 million acres, up 3% from 2016; Winter Wheat: 470,000 acres, down 19% from 2016
South Dakota: Corn: 5.4 million acres, down 4% from 2016; Soybeans: 5.4 million acres, up 4% from 2016; Winter Wheat: 900,000 acres, down 24% from 2016; Spring Wheat: 940,000 acres, down 13% from 2016; Durum: 4,000 acres, down 60% from 2016
Wisconsin: Corn: 4 million acres, down 1% from 2016; Soybeans: 2.15 million acres, up 10% from 2016; Winter Wheat: 220,000 acres, down 19% from 2016

[ Survey ]

Have a China Field Visit, to Explore the Opportunity of Chinese Agchem Market !

In 2015, the Chinese government put forward the Pesticide & Fertilizer-use Zero Growth program, for which a series of supportive policies were released. The program set a new requirement for the supply of environment-friendly products and the provision of advanced agricultural technology for application towards crop protection and crop nutrition services. It will also have a profound effect on the Chinese agrochemical market structure in the future.

At the request of some of our readers, AgroPages is planning to organize a China field visit for enterprises interested in the Chinese agrochemical market. Enterprises, including but not limited to green crop protection product vendors, agrotechnical service providers and precision agriculture-oriented enterprises can participate in the field visit. 
We will arrange meetings with Chinese agrotechnical promotion agencies and prime distributors, as well as organize interviews with farmers and major growers, so that enterprises can understand the needs of the market and explore the available business opportunities. China is vast, with diversified structure of cultivation. To better fulfill your expectations from the Chinese market, you are kindly requested to take part in the following survey to enable us to schedule this business trip to your satisfaction.
  1. 1. Would you consider attending such an investigation group?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Won't attend now, but will attend next year
  2. 2. What would you like to know about the Chinese agrichemical industry during this visit?
    • Agri-inputs Supply Position
    • Crop Plantation
    • Pesticides and Fertilizers Registration
    • Distribution
    • Partner Selection
    • Policy and Regulation
    • Other(Please specify)
  3. 3. Which company/organization would you like to visit or hold a meeting with during this visit?
    • Agriculture Technology and Popularization Center
    • Agri-inputs manufacturer
    • Agri-inputs distributor
    • Large-scale grower
    • Pesticide and Fertilizer Registration Department/Agent
    • Other(Please specify)
  4. 4. When would be the most convenient time for you to attend the investigation group?
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • November
    • Other(Please specify)
  5. 5. Briefly introduce your company and business?
  6. 6. Please leave your contact information, if you are interested in more details about the visit.
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