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Indiana Corn and Wheat Acres Down, Soybeans Up
Indiana Ag Connection - 07/01/2022

Indiana farmers planted 5.10 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2022, down 6 percent from last year, according to Nathanial Warenski, state statistician, USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office. Planting was delayed somewhat in the Spring of 2022 due to cold, wet conditions but farmers made excellent planting progress and had surpassed the 5-year planting average by the third week of May. There was adequate soil moisture throughout the planting and emergence period, though of late, conditions have turned dry. Corn acreage expected to be harvested for grain totaled 4.95 million acres, also down 6 percent from last year.

Soybean acreage planted or to be planted for all purposes in Indiana is estimated at 5.85 million acres, up 4 percent from last year. Soybean acreage for harvest is expected to total 5.83 million acres, up 3 percent from a year earlier.

Winter wheat planted acres of 310,000 in Indiana are down 9 percent from the previous year. Area expected to be harvested for grain, at 250,000 acres, is down 7 percent from a year ago. Wheat yield and production will be updated in the July 12 Crop Report. Producers expect to harvest 540,000 acres of dry hay in 2022. Alfalfa hay acreage, at 280,000 acres, is up 20,000 acres from last year, and all other dry hay acreage, at 260,000 acres, is down 20,000 acres from 2021.

Nationally, corn planted area for all purposes in 2022 is estimated at 89.9 million acres, down 4 percent or 3.44 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be down or unchanged in 35 of the 48 estimating States. Area harvested for grain, at 81.9 million acres, is down 4 percent from last year.

U.S. soybean planted area for 2022 is estimated at 88.3 million acres, up 1 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is up or unchanged in 24 of the 29 estimating States.

The 2022 winter wheat planted area in the U.S., at 47.1 million acres, up 1 percent from 2021. The 2022 winter wheat planted area, at 34.0 million acres, is up 1 percent from last year, but down 1 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 23.5 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 6.86 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.61 million acres are White Winter


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