Farmers are still uncertain about their 2019 acreage mix. According to NDSU Extension crops economist Frayne Olson, the timing of trade talks with China will impact the acreage shift. Given the late harvest, fertilizer availability may also impact decisions next spring. “Right now, the market is anticipating lower soybean acres and more corn acres coming into 2019. The big debate is how many,” says Olson. “Early on there was some discussion about an increase in winter wheat acreage, but that didn’t happen with the fall weather. So if there’s a shift in wheat, it will be in spring wheat.”
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