Indiana farmers intend to plant more corn and fewer soybeans compared to last year, with winter wheat acres remaining stable, according to the Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office.
Acres intended for corn in Indiana are 5.50 million acres, up 3 percent from last year. Indiana producers intended to plant 5.70 million acres of soybeans, a 4 percent decrease from last year. The 2019 winter wheat acreage seeded last fall is estimated at 310,000 acres, the same as the previous year. Hay acres intended for harvest, at 540,000 acres, is 6 percent above the 510,000 acres harvested the previous year.
Nationally, corn planted area for all purposes in 2019 is estimated at 92.8 million acres, up 4 percent or 3.66 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be up or unchanged in 34 of the 48 estimating States.
U.S. soybean planted area for 2019 is estimated at 84.6 million acres, down 5 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is down or unchanged in 26 of the 29 estimating States.
Nationally, all wheat planted area for 2019 is estimated at 45.8 million acres, down 4 percent from 2018. This represents the lowest all wheat planted area on record since records began in 1919. The 2019 winter wheat planted area, at 31.5 million acres, is down 3 percent from last year but up 1 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 22.4 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 5.55 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.55 million acres are White Winter.
Source: Greg Matli- USDA NASS