Volume of Field Crop Seeds Planted in the US to Reach 5.9 Million Metric Tons in 2022


Cleveland, OH, May 7, 2018 — The volume of field crop seeds planted in the US is forecast to total 5.9 million metric tons in 2022, according to Field Crop Seeds: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Innovations in seed genetics will continue to boost planting volume and crop yield per acre by enabling farmers to plant more seeds per acre without the detrimental effects of overcrowding, particularly among corn seed varieties.

Soybean seeds are projected to remain the largest field crop seed segment in volume terms through 2022. Advances will reflect an expected uptick in demand for soybean meal in the animal feed industry and soybean oil for food.

These and other key insights are featured in Field Crop Seeds: United States. This report forecasts to 2022 US field crop seeds planted in metric tons. Total volume is segmented by seed type in terms of:

  • soybean
  • wheat
  • corn
  • rice
  • cotton
  • other field crop seeds such as barley, oats, and sunflower

To illustrate historical trends, total volume and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2007 to 2017.

More information about the report is available at https://www.freedoniafocusreports.com/Field-Crop-Seeds-United-States-FF40031/.