UGA Economist, Dr. Nathan Smith, has information on our reported acreage at Georgia’s Crop Acreage Shifts Back to Rotation.
Corn and grain sorghum acreage is down with the acres shifting to more cotton, peanuts and soybeans.
Peanut acreage for Georgia is reported at 590,000 acres. This is up 37% from 430,000 in 2013. Cotton is shown as rising to 1.45 million acres with an increase of 6%. Soybean acreage is pegged at 280,000 up 50,000 over 2013 for a 22% increase. Sorghum acreage is down 10,000 acres to 45,000 in 2014.
Looking at the five major spring planted crops in terms of acres, corn, cotton, peanuts, sorghum and soybeans, there are 150,000 more acres planted to these crops than in 2013. That suggests acres shifted out of somewhere else into these crops or there will be adjustments later in the year.
This table shows 2013 and 2014 as well as 10 year crop averages: