North Dakota farmers are expected to plant a record high 4.05 million acre corn crop this year. That’s up nearly 30 percent from last year. South Dakota’s corn acreage is forecast to increase 13 percent. The change is smaller in Minnesota where corn plantings are projected to increase by just 100,000 acres. Soybean acres are predicted to decline six percent from last year in North Dakota and Minnesota and down eight percent in South Dakota. Spring wheat acres are estimated to be up two percent in North Dakota, down three percent in South Dakota and down five percent in Minnesota.
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