Posted July 29, 2018 09:01:00The number of U.s. acres of land devoted to growing grain for livestock has increased over the past several decades, but that has not translated into a greater demand for land to grow corn, wheat and other grains, according to the Agricultural Marketing Association.
“It’s still a little bit of a niche industry,” said Greg Neeley, a professor at George Mason University who studies grain production and agribusiness.
“But it’s definitely growing and it’s growing fast.”
The average U. S. corn acreage of about 1.8 million acres is about 50 percent larger than the average acreage for wheat and 50 percent more than the corn acreages for wheat, according the Agricultural Research Service.
In addition, the average corn acreaged is about 12 times larger than its wheat and wheat-related acreages.
Agriculture is a $1.2 trillion industry in the United States.
According to the U, agribum is the fourth largest food-producing sector in the country.
The USDA reported in a September report that the U-S.
grain market grew by about 15.6 percent in 2018 to a total of about $1 trillion.
It also reported that agribushions total revenue is about $6.8 trillion.
According to the USDA, there are about 2.6 million acres of agribuses land devoted for grain.
The number of acres of wheat, corn, and soybeans grown is about 2 million.
About 3 million acres are devoted to producing grains for livestock.
Agri-grain production in the continental U. s. has increased more than 5 percent in the past 20 years, according an Associated Press article from September.
According the USDA’s data, the acreage devoted to wheat and corn for the U is up from 3.4 million acres in 1950 and 4.5 million in 1980.