Georgia farmers plant more of state's major row crops
Georgia farmers increased acreage in corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans in 2021, according to the June Acreage Report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Georgia corn producers planted an estimated 460,000 acres, a 9.5% increase from the 420,000 acres planted in corn in 2020.
The state’s cotton producers planted an estimated 1.2 million acres up slightly from 2020, when they planted 1.19 million acres in cotton.
Georgia peanut growers planted an estimated 830,000 acres, up 2% from 2020, when they planted 810,000 acres.
Georgia soybean producers planted an estimated 130,000 acres, up 30% from 2020, when they planted 100,000 acres.
Georgia tobacco harvested area is forecast at 8,500 acres, which would represent an 8% increase over the 7,900 acres harvested in 2020.
Georgia’s winter wheat planted area, at 220,000 acres, is up 15.7% from the 190,000 Georgia growers planted in 2020.