Why did we plant so much soy this year and so little wheat?

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    I assume you're asking about the United States, but I really have no idea where you are.

    Some of the best info is found here:

    https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/

    In general, wheat acreage has been declining for several years, and soybeans have been increasing over the same period.

    Farmers are responding to economics. Soybeans have generally returned more per acre than wheat. With the "Phase 1" US-China trade deal, farmers believe Chinese purchases of soybeans will rise. So far they've been correct - our exports are up.  

  • Kenny
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    4 weeks ago

    You didn't know the grasshoppers would be so bad ?

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Maybe because the farmers are hurting because of the past embargo and they needed a higher profit crop. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    "We"? "We" didn't. You had no part in it. Obviously. Or else you wouldn't be asking this question. But if you really want to know, it's because "we" saw "you" coming and wanted to get ready for the soy boy.

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