Recommended Farmdoc Article re: 2015 U.S. Crop Planting Intentions Questions (Good and Irwin)

Agricultural Economists Darrel Good and Scott Irwin of the University of Illinois have an outstanding article on “The Acreage Puzzle” on the Farmdoc web site.  This article provides a quantified analytical perspective on questions about what seems to be unexpectedly low U.S. crop planted acreage totals as reported in the 2015 USDA Prospective Plantings report released on March 31, 2015.

Their final summary idea is that it would not be a surprise to see 2015 U.S. crop acreage – especially for U.S. soybeans – end up being somewhat higher than indicated by the USDA on March 31st.

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April 2, 2015

The Acreage Puzzle

Darrel Good and Scott Irwin

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois

farmdoc daily (5):61


Recommended citation format: Good, D., and S. Irwin. “The Acreage Puzzle.” farmdoc daily (5):61, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 2, 2015.

https://i0.wp.com/fieldcrop.msu.edu/images/banner_cornsoybeans.jpg

U.S. corn and soybeans side by side (Source of image: http://fieldcrop.msu.edu/ )

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