Corn and soybean planted acreage was up this year, according to USDA’s June 30 Acreage Report.

Corn planted area for all purposes in 2010 is estimated at 87.9 million acres, up 2 percent from last year.

The largest increases in planted acreage compared to last year are reported in Illinois and Kansas, both up 600,000 acres from 2009. Other notable increases were shown in Indiana, up 400,000 acres; Missouri, up 300,000 acres; and Ohio, up 250,000 acres.

The largest decrease in planted acreage is reported in Iowa, down 400,000 acres, while both Nebraska and South Dakota are down 350,000 acres from the previous year.

Soybean planted area for 2010 is estimated at a record high 78.9 million acres, up 2 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 78 million acres, is also up 2 percent from 2009, and would be the largest harvested area on record, if realized.

Compared with last year, planted acreage increased by 300,000 acres or more in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, and Nebraska.

The states with the largest declines compared with last year are Arkansas, down 270,000 acres, and North Carolina, down 250,000 acres.

Record high planted acreage is estimated in Kansas, Nebraska, New York, and Pennsylvania, and planted area will tie the previous record high in Minnesota and Oklahoma.

See the full report at: USDA June 30, 2010, Acreage Report.

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