EAST LANSING, Mich. — Indiana farmers intend to plant less corn and more soybeans compared to last year, according to Nathanial Warenski, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office.
Acres intended for corn in Indiana are 5.10 million acres, down 6 percent from last year. Indiana producers intended to plant 5.90 million acres of soybeans, up 4 percent from last year. The winter wheat acreage seeded last fall for harvest in 2022 is estimated at 310,000 acres, down 9 percent from the crop seeded in 2020. Hay acres intended for dry hay harvest, at 540,000 acres, is unchanged from last year.
Nationally, corn planted area for all purposes in 2022 is estimated at 89.5 million acres, down 4 percent or 3.87 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be down or unchanged in 43 of the 48 estimating States.
U.S. soybean planted area for 2022 is estimated at a record 91.0 million acres, up 4 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is up or unchanged in 24 of the 29 estimating States.
Nationally, all wheat planted area for 2022 is estimated at 47.4 million acres, up 1 percent from 2021. If realized, this represents the fifth lowest all wheat planted area since records began in 1919. The 2022 winter wheat planted area, at 34.2 million acres, is up 2 percent from last year but down less than 1 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 23.7 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 6.89 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.62 million acres are White Winter. Area expected to be planted to other spring wheat for 2022 is estimated at 11.2 million acres, down 2 percent from 2021. Of this total, about 10.5 million acres are Hard Red Spring wheat. Durum planted area for 2022 is expected to total 1.92 million acres, up 17 percent from the previous year.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service