Last week’s acreage report from USDA surpassed expectations in the amount of corn acres reduced from this spring’s planting intentions. Seth Meyer, associate director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri, says some of the difficulty in pegging this year’s acreage could stem from last season’s damp conditions.

The aftermath of last year’s damp conditions continue to impact this year’s crop, particularly in the Bootheel.

FAPRI associate director Seth Meyer says he anticipates a reduction in corn output when the monthly World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates report is released Friday.