Record Soybean Plantings



WASHINGTON - Jun 30/17 - SNS -- Soybean planted area for 2017 is estimated at a record high 89.5 million acres, up 7% from last year, according to the USDA's seeded area estimates for 2017.

Compared with last year, planted acreage is up or unchanged in 24 of the 31 major producing States. Increases of 500,000 acres or more are estimated in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, and North Dakota. Area for harvest, forecast at 88.7 million acres, is up 7% from 2016 and will be a record high, if realized.

Soybean Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2016 and 2017
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                :         Area planted          :        Area harvested
      State     :---------------------------------------------------------------
                :     2016      :     2017      :     2016      :    2017 1/
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                :                          1,000 acres
                :
Alabama ........:       420             450             410             440
Arkansas .......:     3,130           3,550           3,100           3,500
Delaware .......:       165             160             163             158
Florida ........:        31              25              29              23
Georgia ........:       260             180             240             170
Illinois .......:    10,100          10,400          10,050          10,340
Indiana ........:     5,650           5,900           5,640           5,890
Iowa ...........:     9,500          10,000           9,450           9,950
Kansas .........:     4,050           4,750           4,010           4,700
Kentucky .......:     1,790           1,900           1,780           1,890
                :
Louisiana ......:     1,230           1,300           1,190           1,260
Maryland .......:       520             520             515             515
Michigan .......:     2,070           2,300           2,060           2,290
Minnesota ......:     7,550           8,200           7,500           8,150
Mississippi ....:     2,040           2,250           2,020           2,220
Missouri .......:     5,600           6,000           5,540           5,900
Nebraska .......:     5,200           5,700           5,150           5,650
New Jersey .....:       100             105              98             103
New York .......:       330             320             320             315
North Carolina .:     1,690           1,700           1,660           1,670
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North Dakota ...:     6,050           7,200           6,000           7,150
Ohio ...........:     4,850           5,000           4,840           4,990
Oklahoma .......:       485             550             470             530
Pennsylvania ...:       580             580             575             575
South Carolina .:       420             380             405             370
South Dakota ...:     5,200           5,400           5,170           5,360
Tennessee ......:     1,660           1,750           1,630           1,720
Texas ..........:       165             170             145             150
Virginia .......:       610             600             600             590
West Virginia ..:        27              23              26              22
Wisconsin ......:     1,960           2,150           1,950           2,140
                :
United States ..:    83,433          89,513          82,736          88,731
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1/ Forecasted.