The number of acres farmers used to grow crops plummeted in 2015. It was the biggest year to year drop in almost three decades.
Farmers throughout the country’s Midwestern corn and wheat belt had to contend with an extremely wet planting season in 2015. And U.S. Department of Agriculture statistician Lance Honig says with depressed crop prices, it was a tough year for some growers.
“More production is always better than less production from an economic health perspective if you’re a producer," Honig says.