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USDA expects 75-year high in corn acres planted in nation this spring

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By The Staff

Driven by favorable prices, U.S. farmers intend to plant 95.9 million acres of corn in 2012, up 4 percent from 2011, according to the Prospective Plantings report released recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
If realized, this will be the largest corn acreage in the United States since 1937, when producers planted 97.2 acres of corn.


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