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June corn acreage report

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JOHNSTON (KWWL) - The Iowa Corngrowers Association have released their June report for corn in Iowa and the U.S.

Corn acres, estimated at 87 million nationwide, are up 1% from last year, but down 7% from the historically high 2007. The 2009 crop is still the second largest planted acreage since 1946. Planting across the Cornbelt was behind normal this year, with rain and cooler weather, but drier weather in late May brought the planted acres into range with the 10-year-average.

In Iowa, we are looking at 13.7 million acres, up just slightly from the reported acres in June of 2008. According to the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, nearly all corn planted in Iowa has emerged with 81% of the crop rated excellent and an average height of 37 inches- well above "knee high by the 4th of July." The extended weather outlook seems favorable for near-perfect corn growing weather.

According to the crop report:

  • Iowa's estimated corn acreage is almost exactly what it was last year, but the crop conditions at this time are far better than what we experienced last year.

 

June Acreage Report and Final Harvested Acres

The June Acreage Report is based on USDA's June agricultural survey of randomly selected growers.  It estimates total acres planted for corn but does not attempt to estimate the acres that will be harvested for grain.  Much of the difference between the June acreage estimate and the final acres harvested for grain reflects silage production.

Iowa Corn Statistics (in millions of acres)

June 30 Report: Acres Planted - All Uses

Final: Acres Harvested for Grain

Today's Report

13.7

TBD

2007-08

13.7

12.8

2006-07

14.2

13.9

2005-06

12.7

12.4

2004-05

13.0

12.5

2003-04

12.6

12.4

5-year Avg.

13.3

12.8

U.S. Corn Statistics (in millions of acres)

June 30 Report: Acres Planted - All Uses

Final: Acres Harvested for Grain

Today's Report

87.0

TBD

2007-08

87.3

78.6

2006-07

92.9

86.5

2005-06

79.4

70.6

2004-05

81.6

75.1

2003-04

80.9

73.6

5-year Avg.

84.4

76.9

The acreage report also includes data of the percent of corn acres planted with a biotech seed variety. 

Biotech Varieties Planted

Iowa - All Varieties

U.S. - All Varieties

Today's Report

86%

85&

2007-08

84%

80%

2006-07

78%

73%

2005-06

64%

61%

2004-05

60%

52%

2003-04

54%

47%

2002-03

45%

40%

2001-02

41%

34%

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