The chief economist for the USDA says winter wheat acres are up significantly in parts of the US.
Seth Meyer told attendees of the Ag Outlook Forum that farmers responded to market signals. “We’ve seen some big percentage increases year-over-year in soft red winter areas in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio,” he says. “You’re talking 20 to 50% year-over-year increases in wheat area, that’s because those folks have moisture.”
In 2022 the Biden administration took steps to expand double-crop insurance opportunities in more than 1,500 counties.