Released: March 29, 2019
March 1 Planting Intentions Indicate Record Low Burley Tobacco Harvested Acreage
Farmers in Tennessee intend to plant 850,000 acres of corn, 110,000 acres more than 2018. U.S. corn growers intend to plant 92.8 million acres for all purposes in 2019, down 4 from last year and 3 percent from 2017.
Soybean acreage in Tennessee was expected to total 1.50 million acres, down 200,000 acres from the previous year. U.S. soybean planted area for 2019 is estimated at 84.6 million acres, down 5 percent from last year.
Upland cotton acreage to be planted in Tennessee is forecast at 360,000, unchanged from 2018. The U.S. total upland cotton acreage is estimated at 13.5 million acres, down 2 percent from the previous year. Continue reading at MarchPP19_TN.