“Nationwide, what we’re going to see is farmers throughout the country planting more crops, more corn and soybeans,” Hart said. “Farmers are using more farmland this year for crops than they have the past few.”
Hart said he expects Iowa’s corn and soybean acres to remain roughly stable compared with the last few years. However, other states experienced wet conditions the last two years that prevented some acres from getting planted at all. Hart said current high commodity prices will incentivize those farmers to make sure those acres get planted this year.