TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey farmers plan to plant 105 thousand soybean acres in 2021, up from 94 thousand acres last year. They intend to harvest hay from 110 thousand acres, up from 106 thousand acres last year. Growers plan to plant 85 thousand acres of corn, down from 87 thousand acres in 2021. They planted wheat to 23 thousand acres, down 8 percent from last year.
US Highlights Soybean planted area for 2021 is estimated at 87.6 million acres, up 5 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is up or unchanged in 23 of the 29 estimating States. Corn planted area for all purposes in 2021 is estimated at 91.1 million acres, up less than 1 percent or an increase of 325,000 acres from last year. All wheat planted area for 2021 is estimated at 46.4 million acres, up 5 percent from 2020. This represents the fourth lowest all wheat planted area since records began in 1919.
The acreage estimates in this report are based primarily on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of March. The March Agricultural Survey is a probability survey that includes a sample of approximately 78,900 farm operators selected from a list of producers that ensures all operations in the United States have a chance to be selected.
The complete ‘Prospective Plantings’ report is available online at https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/x633f100h