2012 Planting Projections
2012 Prospective Plantings
Released March 30, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
|Peanut Area Planted – States and United States: 2010-2012|
|State||2010||2011||2012*||Percent of Previous Year|
* Intended plantings in 2012 as indicated by reports from farmers.
Peanuts: Growers intend to plant 1.42 million acres in 2012, up 25 percent from the previous year. Record high planted area is expected in South Carolina. If realized, planted area in Florida and Mississippi will be the highest since 1951 and 1943, respectively.
The expected increase in planted area is largely driven by higher peanut prices and low supply. Last year growers decreased peanut acres in many States due to higher prices of competing commodities. Strong demand left peanuts in short supply, indicating the need to increase production in 2012.
Listed below is the commodity statistician in the Crops Branch of the National Agricultural Statistics Service to contact for additional information. E-mail inquiries may be sent to email@example.com
Suzanne Avilla – Peanuts, Rice…………………………………… (202) 720-7688
Article first appeared as North Carolina Peanut Note (PNNC-2012-009)