EAST LANSING, Mich. — Planting in Ohio commenced the last week of April but growers were stymied by wet conditions, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Field conditions improved in May, and planting progress ended the month ahead of the five-year average. Highlights of the 2020 June Acreage report follow:
Ohio corn growers planted 3.60 million acres, up 29 percent from 2019. Corn harvested for grain is projected to be 3.40 million acres, up 32 percent from the previous year.
Ohio soybean growers planted 4.80 million acres, up 12 percent from 2019. Harvested acres of soybeans are anticipated to be 4.78 million acres.
Ohio winter wheat growers planted 530,000 acres of wheat, 30,000 acres more than last year. Area harvested and to be harvested totaled 480,000 acres, up 25 percent from last year.
Nationally, soybean planted area for 2020 is estimated at 83.8 million acres, up 10 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is up or unchanged in 24 of the 29 estimating States.
U.S. corn planted area for all purposes in 2020 is estimated at 92.0 million acres, up 3 percent or 2.31 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 84.0 million acres, is up 3 percent from last year.
In the U.S., the 2020 winter wheat planted area, at 30.6 million acres, is down 2 percent from last year and down 1 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 21.5 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 5.63 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.42 million acres are White Winter.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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