Surprise, surprise!

March 31 reports had plenty of bullish and bearish numbers for growers.

Gomer Pyle would have loved Friday’s USDA reports. To quote his catch phrase, the government’s estimates of 2017 Prospective Plantings and March 1 Grain Stocks provided plenty of surprises for a market that’s used to just that from these big reports.

The headline numbers moved markets higher and lower. Here’s a look at the breakdown of the data with maps showing the data for key states.

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