No surprise peanut acreage is up in the South as corn acres drop. Total soybean acres up, too, compared to last year, according to USDA’s June 30 acreage report.

Virginia farmers will plant 2 percent less corn than the previous year while soybean acreage is unchanged. Cotton acreage is up 13 percent, tobacco up 2 percent and peanuts up 13 percent, according to the USDA Virginia field office.

Corn producers reported that planting was completed at 500,000 acres, down 10,000 acres from last year. Corn producers expect to harvest 370,000 acres in 2014, which is up 10,000 acres when compared to 2013.

Soybean producers in Virginia planted 600,000 acres, same as last year. As of June 22, 64 percent of Virginia’s soybean crop was planted with the majority of the crop in fair to good condition.

Virginia farmers planted 88,000 acres of cotton this year, a 10,000 acreage increase from the previous year. As of June 22, 20 percent of Virginia’s cotton was squaring with the majority of the cotton in good condition.

Here are some take away numbers from the USDA acreage report for Georgia, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina, according to the USDA Ag Stat’s Service Southern Region office:

Georgia: Corn planted for all purposes down 25 percent from 2013 and acres harvested for grain forecasted down 28 percent. Cotton planted is up 6 percent from 2013. Area harvested for hay unchanged from last year. Peanut acreage planted is up 37 percent from 2013. Soybeans planted up 22 percent from last year while acres harvested are up 20 percent. Winter wheat planted and harvested down 29 percent from 2013.

Alabama: Corn planted for all purposes up 6 percent from 2013 and acres harvested for grain forecasted up 7 percent. Cotton planted is up 3 percent from 2013. Area harvested for hay down 5 percent from last year. Peanut acreage planted and harvested up 25 percent from 2013. Soybeans planted up 17 percent from last year while acres harvested are up 18 percent. Winter wheat planted and harvested down 17 percent from 2013.

Florida: Corn planted for all purposes down 26 percent from 2013 and acres harvested for grain forecasted down 36 percent. Cotton planted is down 12 percent from 2013. Area harvested for hay up 7 percent from last year. Peanut acreage planted and harvested unchanged from 2013. Soybeans planted up 25 percent from last year and acres harvested are up 23 percent. Winter wheat planted is down 40 percent from 2013 while acres harvested are down 47 percent.

South Carolina: Corn planted for all purposes and acres harvested for grain down 16 percent from 2013. Cotton planted is up 3 percent from 2013. Area harvested for hay down 3 percent from last year. Peanut acreage planted is up 42 percent and harvested up 41 percent from 2013. Soybeans planted up 41 percent from last year while acres harvested are up 42 percent. Winter wheat planted down 15 percent and harvested down 14 percent from 2013.

Tennessee soybeans planted in Tennessee were estimated at 1.62 million acres, up 60,000 acres from 2013. Acres harvested for grain, at 1.58 million acres, was 60,000 above a year ago, according to the Tennessee office.

Acreage planted to corn in Tennessee was estimated at 880,000 acres, down 10,000 acres from 2013. Upland cotton acreage in Tennessee was estimated at 250,000, unchanged from 2013.

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