Minnesota farmers plan to plant 8.4 million acres of corn and 7.4 million acres of soybeans this spring. That’s up eight percent from last year for both crops. Spring wheat acres will continue to decline, projected to be down seven percent from last year. The survey of Minnesota farmers, which took place during the first two weeks of March, increases sunflower acreage by 33 percent. Canola acreage is forecast to increase 22 percent and dry bean acres are up two percent.
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