USDA reports on New England acreage, Vermont tops in corn, hay

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USDA reports on New England acreage, Vermont tops in corn, hay

Sat, 07/02/2022 - 4:33pm -- tim

Cornfield in Swanton. VermontBiz file photo.

Vermont Business Magazine The US Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated 178 thousand acres of corn planted for all purposes in New England for 2021, up 6% from last year’s acreage of 168 thousand acres. 

Vermont

  • Corn planted for all purposes in 2022 is estimated at 90 thousand acres, up 6% from 2021.
  • Growers expect to harvest 165 thousand acres of hay, up 3% from 2021 acreage of 160 thousand acres.
  • Other hay is estimated at 150 thousand acres, up 3% from 2021. 
  • Alfalfa hay is estimated at 15 thousand acres, unchanged from 2021.

Connecticut

  • Corn planted for all purposes in 2022 is estimated at 25 thousand acres, up 4% from 24 thousand acres in 2021.   
  • Growers expect to harvest 52 thousand acres of hay, in 2022, up 13% from the 2021 acreage of 46 thousand.  Other hay is estimated at 45 thousand acres, up 13% from last year.
  • Alfalfa hay is estimated at 7 thousand acres, up 17% from last year. 

Maine

  • Corn planted for all purposes in 2022 is estimated at 33 thousand acres, up 10% from last year’s acreage of 30 thousand acres.  
  • Oat planted area for 2022 is estimated at 27 thousand acres, up 23% from 2021.  Estimated harvested acres is 23 thousand acres, up 21% from 2021 acreage.
  • Growers expect to harvest 128 thousand acres of hay in 2022, up 7% from 2021 acreage of 120 thousand.  Other hay is estimated at 120 thousand acres, up 9% from the 2021 acreage.  Alfalfa hay is estimated at 8 thousand acres, down 20% from the previous year.
  • Area planted to potatoes in 2021 is estimated at 60 thousand acres in 2022, up 11% from 2021.  Harvested area is estimated at 59.5 thousand acres in 2022, up 11% from 2021 acreage.    

Massachusetts

  • Corn planted for all purposes in 2022 is estimated at 15 thousand acres, up 7% from 2021.
  • Growers expect to harvest 55 thousand acres of hay, unchanged from last year. 
  • Other hay is estimated at 50 thousand acres, unchanged from the previous year. 
  • Alfalfa hay is estimated at 5 thousand acres, unchanged the previous year.

New Hampshire

  • Corn planted for all purposes in 2022 is estimated at 13 thousand acres, no change from 2021.
  • Growers expect to harvest 50 thousand acres of hay in 2022, up 19% from 2021 acreage of 42 thousand acres. 
  • Other hay is estimated at 45 thousand acres, up 22% from 2021.  Alfalfa hay is estimated at 5 thousand acres, the same as last year.

Rhode Island

  • Corn planted for all purposes in 2022 is estimated at a record low 2 thousand acres, unchanged from the previous year.
  • Growers expect to harvest 7 thousand acres of hay, unchanged from last year. 
  • Other hay is estimated at 6 thousand acres, the same as last year.   
  • Alfalfa hay is estimated at 1 thousand acres, the same as last year.

For the complete ‘Acreage’ report released June 30, 2022 go to

 https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/j098zb09z

The ‘Acreage’ report and all other NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov

6.30.2022 CONCORD, NH – USDA