Corn and soybean acreage is expected to increase in the year ahead. NAU Country Vice President of Farm Services Rich Morrison says major changes could still happen. “Bean acres I expect to be at least 10 million (acres) higher and some folks are talking 11 or 12 million higher. With December corn futures slipping below $4, it probably shifts a few more acres to soybeans.” In North Dakota, there could be a few million acres that are in flux. “Producers that opted not to take prevented plant last year and planted the crop late may have wished they would have taken prevented plant. I would tend to think that will be on a lot of people’s minds if spring drags on and we’re late getting crop out of the field and new crop planted.”
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