USDA acreage report due soon

We are moments away from one of the most highly-anticipated reports of the year.

USDA has surveyed nearly 90,000 produces for the acreage report. The department’s crop chief explains why it is important and what to look for.

“Not only does it give us that first look at actual acreage planted, it also gives us our first survey-based look at acres expected to be harvested this year, as well... what is so important about establishing these acreage numbers is that it gives you a baseline toward production as well,” Lance Honig states.

In March’s survey, farmers said that they expect to plant far fewer acres of corn and soybeans than anyone expected.

At the time, USDA’s chief economist said that the economic incentives were there.


Strong purchases from China may lead to more U.S. soy, corn acreage

USDA’s predictions for corn, soybean, wheat acreage

Soybean carryout ticked upward ahead of planted acreage report

Agriculture Shows
From soil to harvest. Top Crop is an all-new series about four of the best farmers in the world—Dan Luepkes, of Oregan, Illinois; Cory Atley, of Cedarville, Ohio; Shelby Fite, of Jackson Center, Ohio; Russell Hedrick, of Hickory, North Carolina—reveals what it takes for them to make a profitable crop. It all starts with good soil, patience, and a strong planter setup.
Champions of Rural America is a half-hour dive into the legislative priorities for Rural America. Join us as we interview members of the Congressional Western Caucus to learn about efforts in Washington to preserve agriculture and tackles the most important topics in the ag industry on Champions of Rural America!
Farm Traveler is for people who want to connect with their food and those who grow it. Thanks to direct-to-consumer businesses, agritourism, and social media, it’s now easier than ever to learn how our food is made and support local farmers. Here on the Farm Traveler, we want to connect you with businesses offering direct-to-consumer products you can try at home, agritourism sites you can visit with your family, and exciting new technologies that are changing how your food is being grown.
Featuring members of Congress, federal and state officials, ag and food leaders, farmers, and roundtable panelists for debates and discussions.
Host Ben Bailey hops in the tractor cab, giving farmers 10 minutes to answer as many questions and grab as much cash as they can for their local FFA chapter.