USDA shows prevented plantings of U.S. corn at 1.5 mln acres

Alerts History

  • 15-Aug-2014 05:20 – U.S. FARMERS ENROLLED 83.322 MLN ACRES CORN IN U.S. CROP SUBSIDY PROGRAMS FOR 2014 INCLUDING FAILED ACRES AS OF AUG 1 – USDA
  • 15-Aug-2014 05:21 – U.S. FARMERS ENROLLED 79.249 MLN ACRES SOYBEANS IN U.S. CROP SUBSIDY PROGRAMS FOR 2014, INCLUDING FAILED ACRES, AS OF AUG 1 – USDA
  • 15-Aug-2014 05:23 – U.S. FARMERS ENROLLED 52.569 MLN ACRES WHEAT IN U.S. CROP SUBSIDY PROGRAMS FOR 2014, INCLUDING FAILED ACRES, AS OF AUG 1 – USDA
  • 15-Aug-2014 05:25 – U.S. FARMERS REPORT 2014 PREVENTED PLANTINGS OF 1.541 MLN ACRES CORN, 0.827 MLN ACRES SOYBEANS, 1.360 MLN ACRES WHEAT – USDA
  • 15-Aug-2014 05:27 – TOTAL 2014 PREVENTED PLANTINGS REPORTED TO USDA’S FARM SERVICE AGENCY WERE 4.231 MILLION ACRES AS OF AUG 1

USDA shows “prevented plantings” of U.S. corn at 1.5 mln acres – RTRS

15-Aug-2014 05:37

WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Farmers who participated in U.S. crop subsidy programs reported “prevented plantings” for 2014 of 1.541 million acres of corn and 827,131 acres of soybeans, much lower than a year ago, the Department of Agriculture said on Friday.

Producers enrolled in subsidy programs for 2014 reported plantedings, including failed acres, of 83.322 million of corn and 79.249 million of soybeans.

Producers who enroll in several Farm Services Agency programs must submit to the USDA an annual report regarding all cropland use on their farms.

The USDA uses the information as an element in its crop estimates, which cover all farms, not just those that participate in the farm program.

In 2013, for example, farmers reported 3.1 percent fewer corn acres under the subsidy umbrella than the USDA’s acreage estimate at the end of the crop year. In some years the discrepancy can be much larger.

The next prevented plantings data will be released by USDA on Sept. 16.

Following are comparisons of farmer-reported plantings in August and the USDA’s June estimate, based on a survey of farms:

 

U.S. corn and soybean plantings
Prevented planting
(thousands of acres)

Crop      June 30    Aug 15

Corn          N/A    1,541

Soybeans      N/A      827

Wheat         N/A    1,360

 

U.S. corn and soybean plantings
Plantings
(thousands of acres)

Crop      June 30   Aug 15

Corn       91,641   83,322

Soybeans   84,939   79,249

Wheat      56,474   52,569

 

(Reporting by Ros Krasny)
((ros.krasny@thomsonreuters.com; 202 898 8415; Reuters Messaging: ros.krasny.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

 

Keywords: USA AGRICULTURE/PLANTINGS