Almost a Half Million Acres Not Planted in Louisiana This Year Due to Flooding

By Brad Haire, Delta Farm Press

Staggering numbers. So far, U.S. farmers report they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres this year. According to an Aug. 12 USDA report, this year’s prevented plant acres reported by U.S. farmers is 17.49 million acres more than reported at this time last year, and the most prevented plant acres reported since the Farm Service Agency began releasing the report in 2007.