USDA says the area planted for corn is 90 million acres. FSA says prevent plant acres are roughly 11 million for corn. Add the numbers and the industry questions whether farmers intended to plant 101 million corn acres.
USDA says it may be August 12 when farmers finally know how many prevent plant acres are in farm country.
Bill Northey with FSA says the plan is to likely release prevent plant acre reporting that day.
Farmers have opportunity to sign-up for trade aid payments this week. However, they have a limited amount of time to plant a cover crop and potentially receive compensation. Bill Northey with FSA breaks it down.