April 11, 2022


US' 2021 soybean production to increase 4% in 2022


Soybean producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant a record 91.0 million acres of soybeans in 2022, up 4% from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).


Planted acreage intentions for soybeans are up or unchanged in 24 of the 29 estimating US states. The largest increases are expected in Illinois and Missouri, where producers in each state intend to plant 400,000 more acres than in 2021. If realised, the planted area of soybeans in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin will be the largest on record.


Corn growers intend to plant 89.5 million acres in 2022, down 4% from last year. Acreage decreases from last year of 200,000 acres or more are expected in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Record high acreage is expected in Nevada and South Dakota. Record low acreage is expected in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


All wheat planted area for 2022 is estimated at 47.4 million acres, up 1% from 2021. This represents the fifth-lowest all wheat planted area since records began in 1919.


Winter wheat planted area, at 34.2 million acres, is down less than 1% from the previous estimate but up 2% from last year. This is the tenth lowest planted acreage on record. Area planted to other spring wheat for 2022 is expected to total 11.2 million acres, down 2% from 2021.


Durum wheat is expected to total 1.92 million acres for 2022, up 17% from last year.



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