The Georgia Farm Bureau reports that Georgia farmers planted significantly more corn, cotton and soybeans in 2018, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Southern Region June acreage report released on June 29.

Georgia cotton growers planted 1.45 million acres in 2018, up 13 percent from 2017, when they planted 1.28 million acres.

The state’s corn growers planted 360,000 acres in 2018, up 24 percent from 2017, when they planted 290,000 acres.

Soybean acreage increased from 155,000 planted acres in 2017 to 200,000 planted acres in 2018, up 29 percent.

Hay acres in Georgia declined by 3 percent, from 620,000 in 2017 to 600,000 in 2018.

Georgia farmers trimmed peanut acreage from 835,000 acres in 2017 to 700,000 in 2018, a reduction of 16 percent.

Georgia sorghum producers planted 25,000 acres in 2018, a 25 percent increase from 2017 when they planted 20,000 acres.

Georgia wheat growers planted 180,000 acres in 2018, up from 160,000 in 2017, an increase of 12.5 percent.

The state’s tobacco growers planted 12,500 acres in 2018, the same as in 2017.