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New York farmers plant corn on nearly 2 percent more acres in 2019 than last year

By Journal Staff


New York state farmers have planted corn for all purposes on 1.12 million acres this year, up almost 2 percent from 1.10 million acres in 2018, the USDA recently reported.

However, the state’s corn growers expect to harvest 590,000 acres of grain corn in 2019, down 8.5 percent from 645,000 acres last year.

Corn planted area for all purposes nationwide is estimated at 91.7 million acres, up nearly 3 percent from 89.1 million acres last year, the USDA said, and growers expect to harvest 83.6 million acres for grain corn, up 2 percent from 2018.

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