The USDA prospective plantings report is out and it forecasts Minnesota farmers planting 8.6 million corn acres in 2014, which would be the same number of corn acres planted throughout the state in 2013.
Nationally, 91.7 million acres are projected to be corn. That’s down 4 percent from last year and the lowest in the United States since 2010. However, it’s still the fifth-highest total since 1944.
Soybean acres are estimated to be up 6 percent to 81.5 million acres.