A glance at spring planting plans in Mississippi

4/12/2014 12:00 PM
By Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Here are projections for the acreage Mississippi farmers are expected to plant this year compared to 2013 plantings. The projections are from a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey. Farmers could shift crop choices depending on weather and projected prices.

Crop Plantings Change from 2013

— Corn: 580,000 acres, down 33 percent from 860,000 acres

— Cotton: 380,000 acres, up 31 percent from 290,000 acres

— Hay: 710,000 acres, down 1 percent from 720,000 acres

— Peanuts: 45,000 acres, up 32 percent from 34,000 acres

— Rice: 170,000 acres, up 36 percent from 125,000 acres

— Sorghum: 70,000 acres, up 8 percent from 65,000 acres

— Soybeans: 2.15 million acres in 2014, up 7 percent from 2 million acres

— Sweet potatoes: 23,000 acres, up 15 percent from 20,000 acres

— Wheat: 230,000 acres, down 42 percent from 400,000 acres

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture


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