Georgia to Plant More Corn-Soy-Peanuts and April Invasive Plant-Pest Awareness Month
**Georgia farmers are expected to plant more acres in corn, peanuts and soybeans in 2023, while cotton acres are forecast to decline, according to the USDA’s Prospective Plantings Report.
Georgia is expected to plant 490,000 acres of corn this year, up 15% from 2022.
Peanuts are estimated at 740,000 acres, up 8%. And soybeans are expected to hit 170,000, up 17%.
Winter wheat planted area is estimated at 170,000 acres,
**The USDA has declared April as 2023 Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month.
Each year, invasive insects and plant diseases cause an estimated $40 billion in damages to plants, including key agricultural crops.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack encourages everyone to familiarize yourself with the invasive pest quarantines in your area and do your part to avoid inadvertently moving invasive insects and plant diseases to new areas.
**New data from USDA’s Economic Research Service shows the United Kingdom is the world’s fifth-largest importer of
The U.K. imported $78.2 billion in ag related goods in 2021 and exported $31.9 billion.
Historically, the European Union has been the largest trading partner with the U.K., but the U.K.’s formal departure from the European single market, known as “Brexit,” will likely impact the UK’s trade dynamics.