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FSA prevent plant numbers reflect slow start to season in some areas

Less than ideal planting conditions in some key growing areas led to fewer acres than expected being planted this year. 

The USDA Farm Service Agency says the overall U.S. crop acreage mix is 248.861 million acres, with farmers reporting they were unable to plant on 6.387 million acres, with the highest prevented plant totals in areas hit by heavy rainfall or that had cooler than normal temperatures during planting season.

That includes parts of the northern Plains and northern Midwest, stretching down into the Delta states.

These numbers are used by the FSA to calculate payment eligibility and losses in disaster programs and will also be used by the National Agricultural Statistics Service to calculate yield estimates in crop reports between now and January.

The next set of acreage numbers from the FSA and NASS is out September 12th.

Brownfield’s Meghan Grebner contributed to this report

Comparisons for Brownfield states:

State                    Total Acres                   PP Acres              % PP

Arkansas             5,786,166                     585,054               10.1%

Illinois                  21,965,155                   116,419               .75%

Indiana                11,359,770                   50,059                 .44%

Iowa                     22,885,413                   5,383                   .02%

Michigan             5,008,821                     110,371               2.16%

Minnesota           17,156,026                   495,975               2.89%

Missouri              10,399,930                   190,921               1.83%

Nebraska             16,600,770                   5,219                   .03%

Ohio                     8,812,266                     80,055                 .9%

South Dakota      12,665,131                   733,328               5.79%

Tennessee           3,081,436                     32,129                 1%

Wisconsin           6,371,965                     23,122                 .37%

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