EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 2021 planting season in Ohio was aided by favorable conditions. The corn and soybean crops went into the ground at optimum times. Even in the rare cases where replanting was necessary due to late frosts, the crops were well on their way before early June. Both the corn and soybean crops were planted much earlier than their respective 5-year averages.
Ohio field crop producers planted more corn in 2021 than they did in 2020, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Highlights of the 2021 June Acreage report follow:
Ohio corn growers planted 3.60 million acres, up 50,000 acres from 2020. Corn harvested for grain is projected to be 3.38 million acres, up 80,000 acres from the previous year.
Ohio soybean growers planted 4.90 million acres, unchanged from 2020. Harvested acres of soybeans are anticipated to be 4.88 million acres.
Ohio winter wheat growers planted 580,000 acres of wheat, 50,000 acres more than last year. Area harvested and to be harvested for grain totaled 540,000 acres, up 10 percent from last year.
Nationally, corn planted area for all purposes in 2021 is estimated at 92.7 million acres, up 2 percent or 1.87 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be up or unchanged in 28 of the 48 estimating States. Area harvested for grain, at 84.5 million acres, is up 2 percent from last year.
U.S. 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 28 of the 29 estimating States.
The 2021 winter wheat planted area in the U.S., at 33.7 million acres, is up 11 percent from last year and up 2 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 23.6 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 6.59 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.50 million acres are White Winter.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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