The 2020 corn planted area for all purposes is estimated at 92.0 million acres, up 3 percent from last year. Growers expect to harvest 84.0 million acres for grain, up 3 percent from last year. 

Farmers responding to the survey indicated that 98 percent of the intended corn acreage had been planted at the time of the interview, higher than the 10-year average. Record low planted area is estimated in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, while record high planted area is estimated in Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon.

By April 12, producers had planted 3 percent of the Nation's corn crop, equal to last year but 1 percentage point behind the 5-year average. By April 19, producers had planted 7 percent of the Nation's crop, 2 percentage points ahead of last year but 2 percentage points behind the 5-year average. By April 26, producers had planted 27 percent of the Nation's corn acreage, 15 percentage points ahead of last year and 7 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Thirty-nine percent of Iowa's intended corn acreage was planted by week's end, 23 percentage points ahead of last year and 19 percentage points behind average. Three percent of the Nation's corn had emerged by April 26, one percentage point ahead of last year but 1 percentage point behind average.

By May 3, producers had planted 51 percent of the Nation's corn acreage, 30 percentage points ahead of last year and 12 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Eight percent of the Nation's corn acreage had emerged by May 3, three percentage points ahead of last year but 2 percentage points behind the average. By May 10, producers had planted 67 percent of the Nation's corn acreage, 39 percentage points ahead of last year and 11 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Ninety-one percent of Iowa's intended corn acreage was planted by week's end, 46 percentage points ahead of last year and 25 percentage points ahead of average. Twenty-four percent of the Nation's corn acreage had emerged by May 10, fifteen percentage points ahead of last year and 2 percentage points ahead of average. By May 17, producers had planted 80 percent of the Nation's corn acreage, 36 percentage points ahead of last year and 9 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Forty-three percent of the Nation's corn acreage had emerged by May 17, twenty-seven percentage points ahead of last year and 3 percentage points ahead of average. By May 24, producers had planted 88 percent of the Nation's corn acreage, 33 percentage points ahead of last year and 6 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Sixty-four percent of the Nation's corn acreage had emerged by May 24, thirty-six percentage points ahead of last year and 6 percentage points ahead of average. By May 31, producers had planted 93 percent of the Nation's corn acreage, 29 percentage points ahead of last year and 4 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Seventy-eight percent of the Nation's corn acreage had emerged by May 31, thirty-six percentage points ahead of last year and 5 percentage points ahead of average. On May 31, seventy-four percent of the Nation's corn acreage was rated in good to excellent condition.

By June 7, producers had planted 97 percent of the Nation's corn acreage, 19 percentage points ahead of last year and 3 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Eighty-nine percent of the Nation's corn acreage had emerged by June 7, thirty-two percentage points ahead of last year and 5 percentage points ahead of average. Ninety-five percent of the Nation's corn acreage had emerged by June 14, twenty-one percentage points ahead of last year and 3 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. By June 21, two percent of the Nation's corn acreage had reached the silking stage, one percentage point ahead of last year but equal to the 5-year average. On June 21, seventy-two percent of the Nation's corn acreage was rated in good to excellent condition, 1 percentage point above the previous week and 16 percentage points above the same time last year.

Ninety-two percent of this year's corn acreage was planted with biotechnology seed varieties, unchanged from last year. Biotechnology seed includes traits for insect resistance (Bt), herbicide resistance, or stacked gene which contains traits for both herbicide and insect resistance.