Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — Farmers were unable to plant just under 19.3 million acres in crops this year, dominated by 11.2 million prevented planting acres for corn and 4.35 million acres for soybeans, according to a USDA Farm Service Agency acreage report released Monday.The FSA report added further confusion to numbers released by the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) acreage estimates.Running down the numbers on prevented planting, the 19.3 million acres is the most unplanted since USDA began reporting those figures in 2007. Last year, FSA reported just 1.8 million prevented planting acres. The top six states for prevented planting acres, all topping 1 million unplanted acres, accounted for 10.74 million unplanted acres, or about 56% of the total.Those included:— South Dakota with 3.86 million unplanted acres, including 2.84 million for corn and 850,864 for soybeans.— Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas and Minnesota, in that order, also came in with more than 1 million acres total of prevented planting.— Illinois reported 1.14 million acres of unplanted corn acres while Minnesota came in at 999,513 and Ohio reported 880,992 prevented planting corn acres.— Farmers reported planting 2.71 million acres of cover crops so far this year, up about 570,000 acres from last year.When it comes to planted acres, the WASDE stated 90 million acres were planted to corn nationally while FSA stated farmers reported 85.87 million acres of corn planted, a 4.6% difference in acres for the two reports.Some of the differences between FSA and the National Agricultural Statistics Service numbers used for the WASDE for planted acreage include difference in cover crops and whether the farmer is required to certify with FSA. USDA stated to DTN that NASS will include corn planted for grain, silage, cover crops or other uses, while FSA only includes corn for grain or silage.As corn fell 25 cents shortly after the WASDE came out, farmers and analysts on social media had a lot of questions about just how farmers had 11.2 million acres of unplanted corn, yet also planted 85.87 million to 90 million acres. The March Prospective Plantings report initially pegged corn acreage at 92.8 million.For soybeans, the WASDE pegged planted acres at 76.7 million while FSA stated farmers reported 74 million acres planted, a 3.6% difference between the two reports. With 4.35 million acres unplanted, that puts the potential soybean acreage at 78.35 million to 81.05 million acres. The March Prospective Plantings report estimated soybean planted acres at 84.6 million.FSA’s acreage data comes from reports filed by producers by Aug. 1 to the agency to maintain program eligibility. FSA stated it will update its acreage reports monthly until the final acreage report is released in January.Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.
Share with your Friends:More Geocache Maintenance in Two ActsEach “Needs Maintenance” request has two acts. One act delivers a red wrench, the other act takes that red wrench away. A red wrench attribute on a geocache page means the geocache most likely needs maintenance. The geocache container could be cracked, the log book could be full or the geocache contents might be soaked with water. Or a giant plant may have eaten it (see image).Act 1) The Geocacher. If you come across a geocache that needs some repair, post a “Needs Maintenance” log on the geocache page. This will notify the geocache owner and add a “Needs Maintenance” icon (red wrench) to the geocache page. This lets other geocachers know that the geocache may not be in the best shape before they start their hunt.Act 2) The Geocache Owner. Once you have made repairs, post an “Owner Maintenance” log on the geocache page. This log will remove the “Needs Maintenance” icon. Don’t let your geocache be filtered out in searches by forgetting to post your “Owner Maintenance” log.There’s a way to help stop “Needs Maintenance” logs: preventive care. If your geocache will not be accessible due to seasonal weather conditions, note this on the geocache page. Also, be sure to check in on your geocache and make sure:Good time to perform geocache maintenance – unless ants are also geocachers… The geocache container is still watertightContents are free of debrisThere’s plenty of space in the logbook for more entriesMaintaining your geocache doesn’t have to be a pain. Think about working it into a monthly routine or you can even see if some of your geo-buddies will check in on it for you. Think of it this way: owning a geocache is kind of like owning a roller coaster: take care of it and it will keep making people happy for years! SharePrint Related9 Tips for responsible cache maintenanceJune 6, 2017In “Learn”5 Sharable Tips for Logging Your Next GeocacheMay 20, 2013In “Geocaching Quizzes”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 23, 2011March 23, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”
Seven people were injured after a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus overturned in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district on Sunday, a police spokesperson said. The accident took place near Gokhla village in Kotli tehsil, Mandi Deputy commissioner Rugdev Thakur told PTI. According to the spokesperson, a total of 10 people were in the bus. The seven injured people were rushed to a nearby hospital, he added.