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Will higher prices drive more acres in the U.S.?

May 28, 2021 11:40 a.m.

Higher prices should be the driving force behind higher acreage. Today's estimate for 2021/22 combined corn and soybean acres of 178.7 million still lags the record high from 2017 when we saw 180.3 million acres planted. Some analysts are pointing to rapid planting pace and decent spring weather as a reason we will see a lot more corn acreage this year.



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