DOVER, Del. — The Prospective Plantings report provides the first official, survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ 2022 planting intentions, according to Shareefah Williams, state statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Delaware Field Office. NASS acreage estimates are based on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of March from a sample of approximately 73,000 farm operators across the United States.
Delaware’s 2022 key findings in the report are:
- Corn planted area for all purposes is estimated at 170 thousand acres, down 3% from last year.
- Soybean planted area is estimated at 155 thousand acres, unchanged from last year.
- Barley planted area is estimated at 21 thousand acres, unchanged from last year.
- Winter Wheat area planted is estimated at 60 thousand acres, unchanged from last year.
- Hay area harvested is estimated at a record low 11 thousand acres, unchanged from last year.
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The “Prospective Plantings” report and all other NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov.