U.S. Reduces Soybean Area



WASHINGTON - Jun 29/18 - SNS -- The 2018 soybean planted area is estimated at 89.6 million acres, down 1% from last year, according to the USDA's seeded area estimates for this year.

Compared with last year, planted acreage is down or unchanged in 14 of the 31 major producing States. Area for harvest, forecast at 88.9 million acres, is down 1% from 2017.

Producers planted 94% of the 2018 soybean acreage to herbicide resistant seed varieties, unchanged from 2017.

Soybean Area Planted and Harvested - States and United States: 2017 and 2018
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                :         Area planted          :        Area harvested
      State     :---------------------------------------------------------------
                :     2017      :     2018      :     2017      :    2018 1/
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                :                          1,000 acres
                :
Alabama ........:       350             360             345             355
Arkansas .......:     3,530           3,600           3,500           3,570
Delaware .......:       160             155             158             153
Florida ........:        15              15              14              14
Georgia ........:       155             200             150             190
Illinois .......:    10,600          10,900          10,550          10,850
Indiana ........:     5,950           6,200           5,940           6,180
Iowa ...........:    10,000           9,900           9,940           9,840
Kansas .........:     5,150           4,850           5,110           4,810
Kentucky .......:     1,950           2,100           1,940           2,090
                :
Louisiana ......:     1,270           1,400           1,250           1,370
Maryland .......:       500             500             495             495
Michigan .......:     2,280           2,300           2,270           2,290
Minnesota ......:     8,150           7,800           8,090           7,740
Mississippi ....:     2,190           2,200           2,170           2,180
Missouri .......:     5,950           5,800           5,910           5,730
Nebraska .......:     5,700           5,500           5,670           5,450
New Jersey .....:       100             120              99             118
New York .......:       270             270             265             266
North Carolina .:     1,700           1,600           1,690           1,590
                :
North Dakota ...:     7,100           6,600           7,050           6,550
Ohio ...........:     5,100           4,950           5,090           4,940
Oklahoma .......:       655             660             640             640
Pennsylvania ...:       590             600             585             595
South Carolina .:       400             420             390             410
South Dakota ...:     5,650           5,700           5,610           5,660
Tennessee ......:     1,690           1,750           1,660           1,720
Texas ..........:       210             160             185             140
Virginia .......:       600             620             590             610
West Virginia ..:        27              27              26              26
Wisconsin ......:     2,150           2,300           2,140           2,290
                :
United States ..:    90,142          89,557          89,522          88,862
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1/ Forecasted.