RELEASED: June 28, 2019
Tennessee Corn Acreage Up From Last Year
Soybeans planted in Tennessee were estimated at 1.50 million acres, down 200,000 acres from 2018. Acres harvested for grain, at 1.47 million acres, was 200,000 acres below acres a year ago. U.S. soybean planted area for 2019 was estimated at 80.0 million acres, down 10 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 79.3 million acres, is down 10 percent from 2018.
Acreage planted to corn in Tennessee was estimated at 1,000,000 acres, up 260,000 acres from 2018. Acres harvested for grain was estimated at 950,000 acres, up 260,000 acres from last year. The U.S. corn planted for all purposes in 2019 was estimated at 91.7 million acres, up 3 percent from last year. Growers expect to harvest 83.6 million acres for grain, up 2 percent from last year.
Upland cotton acreage in Tennessee was estimated at 370,000, up 10,000 acres from 2018. The U.S. total upland cotton acreage is estimated at 13.4 million acres, down 3 percent from the previous year.
Farmers in Tennessee intend to set an estimated 3,500 acres of burley tobacco for harvest. This was 1,800 acres below the 2018 level. Dark fire-cured tobacco acreage set was estimated at 6,400 acres, down 1,200 acres from the previous year. Dark air-cured tobacco acreage was estimated at 1,900 acres, down 900 from a year ago. Burley producing states acreage for harvest was estimated at 52,100 acres, 15 percent below last year.
Winter wheat seeded acreage in Tennessee was estimated at 300,000 acres, 80,000 acres below the previous year. Acreage harvested for grain was estimated at 225,000 acres, 60,000 acres below 2018. The U.S. winter wheat planted area was estimated at 31.8 million acres, down 2 percent from 2018. Area harvested for grain was forecast at 24.9 million acres, up 1 percent from last year.
Alfalfa hay acreage in Tennessee was estimated at 18,000 acres, down 2,000 from the 2018 crop. All other hay was estimated at 1.75 million acres, up 50,000 from a year ago. The U.S. all hay acreage was estimated at 52.8 million acres, down slightly from 2018.
USDA, NASS, Tennessee Field Office
Debra Kenerson, State Statistician
PO Box 41505
Nashville, Tennessee 37204-1505
(615) 781-5300 or 1-800-626-0987