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Published March 14, 2009, 12:00 AM

Market Advisor: The Battle for Acres

The 2009 “battle for acres” may become more of a balancing act than a battle. On March 31, the USDA will release the first survey-based estimate of 2009 planting intentions. In the past several years, this report has signaled the start of a competition for acres, which leads to a strong price rally through spring planting.

By: Frayne Olson, Crops Marketing Economist, NDSU Extension, The Dickinson Press

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