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Crop Report for SD ND

Crop Report for SD ND

South Dakota farmers to plant more corn, less soybeans


The Associated Press - March 31, 2019

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota farmers this spring are expected to plant more corn than they did last year but less soybeans.

The Agriculture Department projects South Dakota's corn crop at 6 million acres, up 13 percent from 2018. The soybean crop is forecast at 5.2 million acres, down 8 percent.

Other crops with expected increases are oil sunflowers, barley and dry peas.

Other crops with projected decreases are spring wheat, hay, oats and sorghum.

Meanwhile, in North Dakota, farmers this spring are expected to plant a slightly bigger spring wheat crop than they did last year, and a record corn crop.

The Agriculture Department projects North Dakota's staple spring wheat crop at 6.7 million acres, up 2 percent from 2018. The corn crop is forecast to be nearly 4.1 million acres, up 29 percent to a new high.

Soybean acreage is expected to fall 6 percent, to 6.5 million acres. The sugar beet crop is projected to be 203,000 acres, up slightly.

Other crops with expected increases are oil and non-oil sunflowers, barley and flaxseed.

Other crops with projected decreases are durum wheat, hay, canola, dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, lentils and oats.



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