While attending the 25th Integrated Crop Management Conference, on December 4-5 at Iowa State University, I heard Dr. Chad Hart speak on Marketing for 2013 and beyond. He addressed the 2014 acreage potential for corn from a rather unique prospective.
Dr. Hart indicated there were 18 states in the U.S. this year that grew their highest average state yields in 2013. Many of these states are on the East Coast and Deep South.
With these record yields, interest in continuing their efforts to grow corn will be there for the 2014 crop. With this increased interest in corn, the acres for corn will be high—95-96 million acres—in 2014.