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What USDA acreage numbers mean for farmersWhat USDA acreage numbers mean for farmers

In this week’s Around Farm Progress podcast, we dive into USDA's March 31 prospective planting report. Learn which market factors to keep an eye on in coming weeks.

Rachel Schutte

April 7, 2023

14 Min Listen

Around Farm Progress adds a twist this week as we introduce Farmgate Friday, a series that looks at hot topics in grain marketing and what they mean for your farm.

On this episode, Farm Futures market analyst Jacqueline Holland interprets the main corn, soybean and wheat data from USDA's March 31 prospective plantings report. The acreage estimates from the National Agricultural Statistics Service provide the first official estimates of U.S. farmers’ 2023 planting intentions.

So, as a farmer, what do these numbers mean? How can you adjust your marketing plan, and what factors should be on your radar as planting takes off? Tune in to find out.

Learn more about USDA's March 31 reports from the Farm Futures team. Stay up to date on the latest market commentary by subscribing to our free Farm Futures Daily newsletters sent every weekday morning and afternoon.

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Rachel Schutte

Content Producer, Farm Futures

Rachel grew up in central Wisconsin and earned a B.S. in soil and crop science from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville. Before joining the Farm Futures team, Rachel spent time in the field as an agronomist before transitioning to the world of marketing and communications. She now resides in northeast Iowa where she enjoys raising bottle calves and farming corn and soybeans alongside her husband and his family.

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