The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its March Agricultural Survey, and the Delaware field office is reporting an increase in some crops.
So what can we expect to see more of from Delaware farmers in 2012?
Grain producers are expected to plant 175,000 acres of soybeans this year, up 5,00 acres from 2011. Not to be outdone, winter wheat acreage is also up 5,000 to 85,000. And the barley planted for 2012 — 38,000 acres — is the most since 1997.
Corn and hay acreage for the year will remain unchanged at 190,000 acres and 15,000 acres, respectively.