Area USDA 2020 Prospective Plantings reports

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Farm Forum

South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota corn growers intend to plant 6.00 million acres this year, up 38 percent from 2019, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Soybean planted acreage is expected to be 5.40 million acres, up 54 percent from last year.

All hay acreage to be harvested is expected to total 3.40 million acres, up 1 percent from last year’s acreage.

Winter wheat acres seeded in the fall of 2019 are estimated at 650,000, down 24 percent from last year.

Other spring wheat planting intentions are 850,000 acres, up 33 percent from last year.

Sunflower producers expect to plant 620,000 acres, up 16 percent from 2019. Oil varieties account for 570,000 acres, up 18 percent from a year ago. Non-oil varieties made up the balance at 50,000 acres, up 4 percent from a year ago.

Oat intentions are estimated at 345,000 acres, up 41 percent from last year.

Barley producers intend to plant 45,000 acres, up 22 percent from last year.

Sorghum growers intend to plant 270,000 acres, up 8 percent from a year ago.

Dry edible pea planting intentions are estimated at 11,000 acres down 31 percent from a year ago and lowest on record if realized.

Estimates in this report are based on a survey conducted during the first two weeks of March.

North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota other spring wheat producers intend to plant 6.10 million acres, down 9 percent from 2019, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Area planted to durum wheat is expected to total 640,000 acres, down 11 percent from last year and a record low if realized. Winter wheat acres seeded last fall totaled 60,000 acres, down 29 percent from last year.

Soybean planted acreage is expected to be 6.60 million acres, up 18 percent from last year.

Corn planted acreage is expected to be 3.20 million acres, down 9 percent from 2019.

All hay acreage to be harvested is expected to total 2.60 million acres, up 7 percent from last year’s acreage.

Canola planted acreage is expected to be 1.66 million acres, down 2 percent from last year.

Sunflower producers expect to plant 570,000 acres, up 7 percent from 2019. Oil varieties account for 500,000 acres, up 6 percent from a year ago. Non-oil varieties made up the balance at 70,000 acres, up 8 percent from a year ago.

Barley producers intend to plant 640,000 acres, up 10 percent from last year.

Dry edible bean acreage intentions are estimated at 650,000 acres, up 6 percent from 2019.

All chickpea planted acreage intentions are estimated at 17,000 acres, down 59 percent from last year. Large chickpea and small chickpea planting intentions were withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.

Dry edible pea planting intentions are estimated at 325,000 acres, down 24 percent from last year.

Lentil intentions are estimated at 85,000 acres, down 11 percent from last year.

Flaxseed planted acreage is expected to total 190,000 acres, down 31 percent from last year.

Sugarbeet growers expect to plant 214,000 acres, up 1 percent from last year.

Oat intentions are estimated at 320,000 acres, down 10 percent from last year.

Estimates in this report are based on a survey conducted during the first two weeks of March.

Minnesota

Minnesota farmers intend to plant 8.40 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2020 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Prospective Plantings report. This is 600,000 acres above last year.

Farmers in Minnesota intend to plant 7.40 million acres of soybeans, up 8 percent from 2019.

Spring wheat producers intend to plant 1.35 million acres, down 100,000 acres from last year.

Minnesota oat producers intend to plant 250,000 acres of oats, up 10,000 acres from 2019.

Minnesota farmers intend to plant 65,000 acres of barley, down 5,000 acres from last year.

Minnesota farmers intend to harvest 1.15 million acres of all hay in 2020, up 5 percent from last year.

Minnesota farmers intend to plant 427,000 acres of sugarbeets this year, up 3,000 acres from 2019.

Producers in Minnesota intend to plant 77,000 acres of sunflowers in 2020, up 19,000 acres from 2019. Oil sunflower intentions, at 71,000 acres, are up 18,000 acres from 2019. Non-oil sunflower planting intentions, at 6,000 acres, are up 1,000 acres from last year.

The Prospective Plantings report provides the first official, survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ 2020 planting intentions. NASS’s acreage estimates are based primarily on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of March from a sample of approximately 80,000 farm operators across the United States with more than 3,200 from Minnesota. Actual plantings will depend upon weather, economic conditions and the availability of production inputs at the time producers make their final planting decisions.

Iowa

Iowa farmers intend to plant 14.1 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2020 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Prospective Plantings report. This is up 600,000 acres from 2019.

Producers intend to plant 9.30 million acres of soybeans in Iowa this year. This is a 100,000 acre increase from 2019.

Iowa farmers intend to plant 240,000 acres of oats for all purposes. This is a 25,000 acre increase from last year.

Farmers in Iowa expect to harvest 1.20 million acres of all dry hay for the 2020 crop year. This is 180,000 acres more than harvested in 2019.

The Prospective Plantings report provides the first official, survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ 2020 planting intentions. NASS’s acreage estimates are based primarily on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of March from a sample of approximately 80,000 farm operators across the United States with more than 2,800 from Iowa. Actual plantings will depend upon weather, economic conditions and the availability of production inputs at the time producers make their final planting decisions.

Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska corn growers intend to plant 10.5 million acres this year, up 4 percent from 2019, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Soybean planted acreage is expected to be 5.10 million acres, up 4 percent from last year.

All hay acreage to be harvested is expected to total 2.65 million acres, up 8 percent from 2019.

Winter wheat acres seeded in the fall of 2019 are estimated at a record low 920,000 acres, down 14 percent from last year.

Sorghum growers in Nebraska intend to plant 200,000 acres, unchanged from a year ago.

Oat intentions are estimated at 120,000 acres, unchanged from last year.

Dry edible bean acreage intentions are estimated at 145,000 acres, up 21 percent from 2019.

Sugarbeet growers expect to plant 44,000 acres, unchanged from last year.

Sunflower producers expect to plant 40,000 acres, up 8 percent from 2019. Oil varieties account for 30,000 acres, up 7 percent from a year ago. Non-oil varieties made up the balance of 10,000 acres, up 11 percent from the previous year.

Dry edible pea acreage intentions are estimated at 28,000 acres, down 10 percent from last year.

Estimates in this report are based on a survey conducted during the first two weeks of March.