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More Soybean and Sorghum Acres Expected to be Planted in Oklahoma This Spring

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:53:24 CDT

More Soybean and Sorghum Acres Expected to be Planted in Oklahoma This Spring For Oklahoma, the 2015 Prospective Plantings Report was not a surprise in the two major commodities that occupy 85% of our cropped/hayed acres in the state. Right at half of the acres mentioned in the March 31st report released by USDA for Oklahoma are planted to winter wheat- 5.4 million acres, which is up two percent from the 2014 crop that was planted in the fall of 2013. Another 3.1 million acres is expected to be hayed in 2015 in Oklahoma- 14% less than that of a year ago. The All Hay acreage number is the fourth largest hay acreage number in the US- behind Texas with 5.3 Million acres, Missouri with 3.7 million acres and South Dakota with 3.5 million acres.

In the case of winter wheat- Oklahoma has the third most planted acres of any state- only behind Kansas with 9.4 million acres and Texas with 5.9 million acres.

In regards to the Spring planted crops- soybeans are king in Oklahoma in 2015- with farmers expected to plant 450,000 acres this spring- up 23% from a year ago.

Grain sorghum plantings are also expected to rise in Oklahoma this spring, hitting 410,000 acres- eleven percent higher than the planted number of 2014.

Other crop numbers for Oklahoma include:

Corn with 330,000 acres, an increase of three percent from a year ago.

Cotton with 260,000 acres expected to be planted- an eight percent increase in 2015 over 2014- in fact the state of Oklahoma is the only state in the cotton belt that is expecting at increase of cotton acres here in 2015 over 2014.

The most disappointing number coming from USDA when it comes to Oklahoma acreage was the cutback in canola Acres- canola acreage is 54% of last year's drought ravaged crop- standing at just 145,000 acres compared to 270,000 acres planted the fall before. The drought ravaged canola and wheat crop harvested last June shoved many producers away from canola- at least for this growing season.

Click here for the complete USDA Propsective Plantings Report.

NATIONALLY- For a second year in a row, U.S. growers are raising the bar on soybean acreage. Growers across the United States intend to plant an estimated record-high 84.6 million acres of soybeans in 2015, up 1 percent from the previous record set in 2014, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Increases of 200,000 acres or more are anticipated in Arkansas, Iowa, and Ohio. Compared with last year, the largest declines are expected in Kansas and Nebraska. If realized, soybean acreage will be the largest on record in Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Driven by expectations of lower prices and returns in 2015, U.S. corn growers intend to plant 89.2 million acres in 2015, down 2 percent from last year and down 6 percent from 2013. If realized, this will be the lowest planted acreage since 2010. Countering this trend, Minnesota and Wisconsin are both expecting an increase in planted acreage from last year.

The Prospective Plantings report provides the first official, survey based estimates of U.S. farmers' 2015 planting intentions. NASS's acreage estimates are based on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of March from a sample of more than 84,000 farm operators across the United States. Other key findings in the report are:

All wheat planted area for 2015 is estimated at 55.4 million acres, down 3 percent from 2014.
Winter wheat planted area, at 40.8 million acres, down 4 percent from last year.
All cotton planted area for 2015 is expected to total 9.55 million acres, 13 percent below last year.
Sorghum growers intend to plant 7.90 million acres in 2015, up 11 percent from 2014. Kansas and Texas, the leading sorghum-producing states, account for 75 percent of the expected United States acreage.

NASS today also released the quarterly Grain Stocks report to provide estimates of on-farm and off-farm stocks as of March 1. Key findings in that report include:

Corn stocks totaled 7.74 billion bushels, up 11 percent from the same time last year. On-farm corn stocks were up 13 percent from a year ago, and off-farm stocks were up 7 percent.
Soybeans stored on farms totaled 1.33 billion bushels, up 34 percent from March 1, 2014. On-farm soybean stocks were up 60 percent from a year ago, while off-farm stocks were up 18 percent.
All wheat stored totaled 1.12 billion bushels, up 6 percent from a year ago. On-farm all wheat stocks were up 17 percent from last year, while off-farm stocks were up 3 percent.
Durum wheat stored totaled 37.6 million bushels, down 1 percent from March 1, 2014. On-farm stocks were down 22 percent from last year, but off-farm stocks of Durum wheat were up 23 percent from March 1, 2014.

Rich Nelson with Allendale offered his take on the report earlier today- click on the PLAY button in the video box below to see and hear his comments.



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