There’s little question corn will maintain its position as king of U.S. row crops in 2016. Just don’t expect its footprint or price point to change substantially from levels seen this year amid a massive supply of grain and low commodity prices.
Some factors suggest acreage might increase slightly in light of low soybean prices and basic in-field best practices.
“Land that was planted to soybeans could go back to corn simply because of agronomic practices,” says Brian Grete, editor of Pro Farmer. He predicts corn plantings will range from steady to up to 2 million additional acres.