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Corn Plantings Drop 4%

WASHINGTON - Jun 30/22 - SNS -- Corn planted area for all purposes in 2022 is estimated at 89.9 million acres, down 4% or 3.44 million acres from last year, according to the USDA's seeded area estimates for 2022.

Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be down or unchanged in 35 of the 48 estimating States. Growers expect to harvest 81.9 million acres for grain, down 4% from last year.

Record low planted area is estimated in Rhode Island. Farmers responding to the survey indicated that 4.03 million acres of the estimated corn acreage remained to be planted at the time of the interview.

An estimated 93% of this year's corn acreage was planted with biotechnology seed varieties, the same as last year. Biotechnology seed includes traits for insect resistance (Bt), herbicide resistance, or stacked gene which contains traits for both herbicide and insect resistance.

   Corn Area Planted for All Purposes and Harvested for Grain - States and United States:
   2021 and 2022
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
					:   Area planted for all purposes   :     Area harvested for grain
		 State      :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
					:      2021       :      2022       :      2021       :     2022 1/
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
					:                              1,000 acres
					:
   Alabama .........:        355               300               345               290
   Arizona .........:         95                85                18                30
   Arkansas ........:        850               710               830               690
   California ......:        420               370                50                20
   Colorado ........:      1,380             1,480             1,150             1,210
   Connecticut 2/ ..:         24                25              (NA)              (NA)
   Delaware ........:        175               170               172               162
   Florida .........:         95                80                66                45
   Georgia .........:        480               430               445               390
   Idaho ...........:        380               360               120               120
					:
   Illinois ........:     11,000            10,700            10,850            10,450
   Indiana .........:      5,400             5,100             5,270             4,950
   Iowa ............:     12,900            12,700            12,450            12,250
   Kansas ..........:      5,700             5,400             5,400             5,050
   Kentucky ........:      1,550             1,500             1,440             1,390
   Louisiana .......:        580               500               565               485
   Maine 2/ ........:         30                33              (NA)              (NA)
   Maryland ........:        470               480               425               410
   Massachusetts 2/ :         14                15              (NA)              (NA)
   Michigan ........:      2,350             2,250             1,990             1,890
					:
   Minnesota .......:      8,400             8,300             7,840             7,800
   Mississippi .....:        730               620               700               590
   Missouri ........:      3,600             3,600             3,430             3,430
   Montana .........:        120               105                60                52
   Nebraska ........:      9,900             9,700             9,560             9,400
   Nevada 2/ .......:         15                12              (NA)              (NA)
   New Hampshire 2/ :         13                13              (NA)              (NA)
   New Jersey ......:         78                80                72                67
   New Mexico ......:        120               105                39                33
   New York ........:      1,050             1,190               585               590
					:
   North Carolina ..:        960               890               905               840
   North Dakota ....:      4,100             3,000             3,630             2,750
   Ohio ............:      3,550             3,400             3,340             3,170
   Oklahoma ........:        340               380               295               330
   Oregon ..........:         95                75                55                40
   Pennsylvania ....:      1,330             1,230               990               885
   Rhode Island 2/ .:          2                 2              (NA)              (NA)
   South Carolina ..:        400               320               380               300
   South Dakota ....:      6,150             5,900             5,480             5,400
   Tennessee .......:      1,020               970               960               920
					:
   Texas ...........:      2,150             2,300             1,850             1,900
   Utah ............:         70                85                19                26
   Vermont 2/ ......:         85                90              (NA)              (NA)
   Virginia ........:        520               540               370               390
   Washington ......:        165               190                85                95
   West Virginia ...:         51                51                38                38
   Wisconsin .......:      4,000             4,000             3,040             3,000
   Wyoming .........:         95                85                79                62
					:
   United States ...:     93,357            89,921            85,388            81,940
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   (NA) Not available.
   1/   Forecasted.
   2/   Area harvested for grain not estimated.

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