EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 2022 planting season in Ohio began slowly due to cold, wet conditions. Farmers made excellent progress once weather turned more favorable and were able to catch up to the 5-year crop planting averages by Memorial Day.
Ohio field crop producers planted fewer acres of corn in 2022 than they did in 2021, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Highlights of the 2022 June Acreage report follow:
Ohio corn growers planted 3.40 million acres, down 150,000 acres from 2021. Corn harvested for grain is projected to be 3.17 million acres, down 170,000 acres from the previous year.
Ohio soybean growers planted 4.95 million acres, up 50,000 from 2021. Harvested acres of soybeans are anticipated to be 4.93 million acres.
Ohio winter wheat growers planted 530,000 acres of wheat, 50,000 acres fewer than last year. Area harvested and to be harvested for grain totaled 480,000 acres, down 7 percent from last year.
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.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service