Nationwide, canola acreage is down eight percent from last year. The planted area for canola in North Dakota totals more than 1.5 million acres, down nine percent from last year. Minnesota canola acreage increased. Dry bean acreage throughout the country is at 1.6 million acres, up 23 percent from last year. The North Dakota planted acreage for dry edible beans is 810,000 acres, which is record high. The acres devoted to potatoes is down in both Minnesota and North Dakota, with North Dakota’s acreage at an all-time low. The area planted to sunflowers this year is up 14 percent from last year. North Dakota is the state with the largest increase from last year. South Dakota also had a significant bump in the number of acres planted to sunflowers.
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