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Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Jersey's Prospective Plantings - USDA NASS

As of March 1, 2011, New Jersey farmers expect more acreage of corn, hay, and winter wheat while soybeans acreage is down slightly and sweet potato acreage remained unchanged from the previous year.
  • Corn planted acreage is expected to total 85,000, up 5,000 acres from last year. 
  • All hay acreage intended for harvest is expected to total 110,000, up 5,000 acres from 2010. 
  • Soybeans planted acreage is expected to total 90,000, down 4,000 acres from a year ago. 
  • Sweet potato acreage is expected to total 1,300 acres, unchanged from last year.
  • Winter wheat seeding for the 2011 season totaled 40,000, up 12,000 acres from last year.




    U.S.:  Corn growers intend to plant 92.2 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2011, up 5 percent from last year and 7 percent higher than in 2009.  If realized, this will be the second highest planted acreage in the United States since 1944, behind only the 93.5 million acres planted in 2007.  Soybean planted area for 2011 is estimated at 76.6 million acres, down 1 percent from last year.  If realized, the United States planted area will be the third largest on record. The 2011 winter wheat planted area, at 41.2 million acres, is 10 percent above last year and up 1 percent from the previous estimate.

    Prospective Plantings Compared to 2010 Acreage: New Jersey and United States, March 1, 2011

    New Jersey
    US

    2010
    2011 1
    % Change
    2010
    2011 1
    %  Change

      - - - 1,000 acres - - - 

     - - - 1,000 acres - - -

    Corn
    80
    85
    106
    88,192
    92,178
    105
    Hay, All 2
    105
    110
    105
    59,862
    58,973
    99
    Soybeans
    94
    90
    96
    77,404
    76,609
    99
    Sweet Potato
    1.3
    1.3
    100
    119.8
    126.7
    106
    Winter Wheat
    28
    40
    143
    37,335
    41,229
    110

    1/ Intended plantings in 2011 as indicated by reports from farmers.
    2/ Intended area harvested for 2011 as indicated by reports from farmers.

    USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 
    New Jersey Field Office P.O. Box 330 Trenton, NJ 08625 
    Phone: 1(800)328-0179 Fax: 1(800)625-7581 www.nass.usda.gov/nj/

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