So, I've been updating my fundamental spreadsheets in preparation for the planting report on Friday and noticed something pretty bizarre. Beans: Last year, 72M acres were planted. This year, WASDE is estimating 75.5M, or a 5% increase in acres. Corn: Last year, 82M acres were planted. This year, WASDE is estimating 78.3M, or a 4.5% decrease in acres. I find it very hard to believe that the corn/soy price ratio will result in a *reduction* in corn acres year-over-year. Since acreage estimates flow into ending stocks estimates, it would seem the official government estimates are *not even close*. Does this happen often? How much do market participants rely on the estimates to be correct? Because of the huge, and obvious, contradiction, I have to ask: Am I just reading this wrong?