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New York Farmers to Plant Record Low Barley Acres
New York Ag Connection - 04/06/2021

For the 2021 crop season, New York growers are likely to plant 330,000 acres of soybeans in 2021, up 5% from the previous year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Corn planted area for all purposes in 2021 is estimated at 1.05 million acres, unchanged from last year.

The Prospective Plantings report provides the first official, survey based estimates of U.S. farmers' 2021 planting intentions, according to Donnie Fike, New York State Statistician of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. NASS acreage estimates are based on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of March from a sample more than 78,000 farm operators across the United States.

Other New York's 2021 key findings in the report are:

- Barley planted area is estimated at a record low 9,000 acres, unchanged from last year.

- Oat planted area is estimated at 47,000 acres, down 10 percent from last year.

- Winter Wheat area planted is estimated at 150,000 acres, unchanged from last year.

- Hay area harvested is estimated at 1.08 million acres, up 2 percent from last year.

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