Estimated Crop Acreage Reported

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released crop acreage reports for Wisconsin and the United States. Across the nation we see that planted acreage of corn and wheat is down while soybeans are up this year. Corn acres are down 3%, soybeans up 3% and wheat down 5% across the US.

When we focus in on Wisconsin, things have a similar pattern. Wisconsin’s corn acreage is down this year with total corn acreage planted in the state of Wisconsin estimated at 3.7 million acres. This is actually down 300,000 acres from 2023. An estimated 2.9 million of those acres are forecast to be harvested for grain.

Looking at soybeans, Wisconsin’s total acreage is estimated to be at 2.15 million acres, which is a 40,000 acre increase from last year. Potatoes are estimated at 67,000 total acres, down 1,000 acres from 2023. It is also estimated that total dry hay harvested this year will be around 1.21 million acres, 180,000 acres higher than the previous year. However alfalfa ground is estimated at 800,000 of the total dry hay acres harvested.

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