The U-S-D-A spring planting survey shows farmers across the country intend to plant a little more corn and slightly less soybeans in the upcoming growing season.
Iowa goes slightly against that trend. The state was the top corn producer in the nation last year and estimates show farmers will plant the same 14-point-two-million acres in corn planted last year. Iowa soybean acres are expected to increase by one-percent to nine-point-four-million acres.
Overall, the report says 97-point-three million acres will be planted to corn this year compared to 97-point-two million last year. Bean acreage is projected at 77-point-one-million acres, compared to 77-point-two million in 2012.