Released: March 31, 2017
Tennessee Cotton Acreage Continues to Rebound After Record Low in 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the Planting Intentions report today, showing Tennessee farmers intend to plant less corn, but more soybeans this year.
“Prospective plantings gives us the first indication of producer’s plans for row crop acreages,” said Debra Kenerson, Tennessee State Statistician. “In addition to farmers intending to plant 90,000 more soybean acres, this release indicates that cotton acreage is on a slow but steady increase from the record low acreage in 2015.”
Farmers in Tennessee intend to plant 840,000 acres of corn, 40,000 acres lower than 2016. U.S. corn growers intend to plant 90 million acres for all purposes in 2017, down four percent from last year and two percent higher than 2015. Continue reading at MarchPP17_TN.