Georgia growers expected to increase soybean acreage by 21%
Georgia soybean producers intend to increase planted acreage by 21% in 2022, according to the Prospective Plantings Report released March 31 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Producers intend to plant 170,000 acres of soybeans, up from 140,000 acres in 2021 and 100,000 acres in 2020. Georgia farmers are expected to plant fewer acres in corn, cotton, peanuts and winter wheat in 2022.
Corn planted acreage for 2022 is estimated at 430,000 acres, down 10% from 2021, when Georgia growers planted 480,000 acres.
Cotton planting intentions are 1.2 million acres, up 3% from 2021, when Georgia farmers planted 1.17 million acres.
Georgia peanut growers are expected to plant 730,000 acres in 2022, down 3% from 2021, when they planted 755,000 acres
The state’s 2022 tobacco acreage, projected at 8,000 acres is unchanged from 2021.
Georgia’s 2022 winter wheat planted acreage is estimated at 210,000 acres, down 5% from 2021.
Nationwide, the 2022 estimated corn planted acreage for all purposes is 89.5 million acres, down 4% from last year. U.S. farmers are expected to plant 91.0 million acres of soybeans this year, up 4% from last year. While the 2022 U.S. all wheat planted acreage of 47.4 million acres is up 1% from 2021, it represents the fifth-lowest all wheat planted acreage for the U.S.
All U.S. cotton planted acreage for 2022 is estimated at 12.2 million acres, up 9% from last year.