The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimates U.S. soybean planted area at a record high 83.7 million acres, up 1 percent from last year, according to the Acreage report released today.
The report shows U.S. growers, aided by favorable weather conditions, increased or maintained their 2015 soybean acreage in 18 out of the 31 major producing states. In Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri, soybean growers significantly increased their planted acres, with each state reporting 200,000 or more acres planted to soybeans this year than in 2015. Growers expect to harvest 83.0 million acres of soybeans nationally this year, which, if realized, will be a new record high.
Photo credit – United Soybean Board