Indiana farmers intend to plant 5.80 million acres of corn for all purposes and 5.60 million acres of soybeans in 2015
according to the Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. If these intentions are realized, acreage planted to corn would be down 2 percent from the previous year, while soybean planted acreage would be up 2 percent from last year.
The 2015 winter wheat acreage seeded last fall is estimated at 340,000 acres, 13 percent below the 390,000 acres seeded the previous year. Acreage intended for oats seeding, at 20,000 acres, is unchanged from 2014. Hay acres intended for harvest, at 600,000 acres, as also unchanged from the previous year.
Nationally, corn planted area for all purposes in 2015 is estimated at 89.2 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. If realized, this will be the third consecutive year of an acreage decline and would be the lowest planted acreage in the United States since 2010 U.S. soybean planted area for 2015 is estimated at a record high 84.6 million acres, up 1 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage intentions are up or unchanged in 21 of the 31 major producing States.
Nationally, all wheat planted area for 2015 is estimated at 55.4 million acres, down 3 percent from 2014. The 2015 winter wheat planted area, at 40.8 million acres, is down 4 percent from last year but up less than 1 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 29.6 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 7.75 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.43 million acres are White Winter. Area planted to other spring wheat for 2015 is estimated at 13.0 million acres, down slightly from 2014. Of this total, about 12.1 million acres are Hard Red Spring wheat. The intended Durum planted area for 2015 is estimated at 1.65 million acres, up 18 percent from the previous year.