March 4, 2024


Arkansas, US corn acres likely to drop this year




Corn acres in Arkansas, the United States, are expected to decline in 2024, according to an agriculture expert at the 2024 Arkansas County Production meeting recently held in Stuttgart, Arkansas.


Excess corn production last year will cause prices to fall this year.


Jason Kelley, wheat and feed grains extension agronomist for the Division of Agriculture, said he anticipates a drop in Arkansas corn acres for 2024 following a good-yielding corn crop in 2023.


"Last year, the (US) Midwest projected less yield than what they got," Kelly noted "This led to over two million bushels in carryover, which will lower corn prices this year."


Although there is room for expansion into the poultry industry for Arkansas corn growers, Kelly could see 2024's Arkansas corn acres decreasing by half compared to last year's acreage.

- TB&P

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