Market Matters
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:52 AM CDT

Numbers junkies were thrown for a loop this morning when USDA erroneously published the last year's Farm Services Agency acreage data instead of this year's data.

Historically, FSA's prevent plant acreage estimates grow from month to month as they receive updated information from farmers. The market, and Twitter, reacted when the numbers unexpectedly showed a decline in corn prevent planted acres.

But when the dust settled and FSA released the correct data set shortly after 9 a.m. CT, the numbers conformed to historical trends. Prevent plant corn acres inched up slightly to 2.35 million from 2.30 last month. Soybean prevented ...

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