The acreage intentions report can influence the crop rotation decision for a field, especially for corn. I was curious as to how well the acreage intentions report reflected actual planted acres, so I collected data back to 1975 for every state that produces corn and compared acreage intentions with planted acres for the year. The results are shown in Figure 1.
|Figure 1. Spring Acreage Intentions, Planted Acreage and the Relative difference (%) for Corn and Soybean in the US and WI. (click to enlarge)|