June 29, 2012 in Grains by USDA
Released June 29, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of
Corn Planted Acreage Up 5 Percent from 2011
Soybean Acreage Up 1 Percent
All Wheat Acreage Up 3 Percent
All Cotton Acreage Down 14 Percent
Corn planted area for all purposes in 2012 is estimated at 96.4 million
acres, up 5 percent from last year and represents the highest planted acreage
in the United States since 1937 when an estimated 97.2 million acres were
planted. Growers expect to harvest 88.9 million acres for grain, up 6 percent
from last year.
Soybean planted area for 2012 is estimated at 76.1 million acres, up
1 percent from last year and is the third highest on record. Area for
harvest, at 75.3 million acres, is up 2 percent from 2011. Record high
planted acreage is estimated in New York, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania, and
the planted area in South Dakota ties the previous record high.
All wheat planted area is estimated at 56.0 million acres, up 3 percent from
2011. The 2012 winter wheat planted area, at 41.8 million acres, is up
3 percent from last year and up slightly from the previous estimate. Of this
total, about 30.0 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 8.3 million acres are
Soft Red Winter, and 3.5 million acres are White Winter. Area planted to
other spring wheat for 2012 is estimated at 12.0 million acres, down
3 percent from 2011. Of this total, about 11.4 million acres are Hard Red
Spring wheat. Durum planted area for 2012 is estimated at 2.20 million acres,
up 61 percent from the previous year.
All cotton planted area for 2012 is estimated at 12.6 million acres,
14 percent below last year. Upland area is estimated at 12.4 million acres,
down 14 percent from 2011. American Pima area is estimated at 235,000 acres,
down 24 percent from 2011.
This report was approved on June 29, 2012.
Acting Secretary of
Karis T. Gutter
Agricultural Statistics Board