If the USDA Prospective Plantings Report holds true, North Dakota soybean acres will total 6.6 million, up 18 percent from last year. With 25 percent of last year’s crop still standing, the appetite for corn in North Dakota has moderated. Acreage is projected to be at 3.2 million acres, down nine percent from 2019. North Dakota farmers intend to plant 6.1 million acres of spring wheat, down nine percent from last year. The number of acres devoted to barley production is up ten percent; sunflower acreage is expected to be up seven percent and dry edible bean acreage up six percent. North Dakota’s canola planted acreage is projected to decline two percent from last year.
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