The USDA is out with its first of the 2016 season Prospective Plantings report.
It provides the first official, survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ 2016 planting intentions, according to Blair Smith, State Statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office.
NASS acreage estimates are based on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of March from a sample of more than 83,000 farm operators across the United States.
New York’s 2016 key findings in the report are:
- Corn planted area for all purposes is estimated at 1.10 million acres, up 2 percent from last year.
- Soybean planted area is estimated at 315 thousand acres, up 3 percent from last year.
- Oat planted area is estimated at 75 thousand acres, up 7 percent from last year.
- Winter Wheat area planted is estimated at 130 thousand acres, up 8 percent from last year.
- Hay area harvested is estimated at 1.23 million acres, unchanged from last year.
The complete Prospective Plantings report and all other NASS reports are available online.