Pioneer Seeds Field Agronomist Larry Lunder thinks there will be more soybean acres planted in North Dakota this year compared to 2020. “I think that will be the biggest increase across the board when it comes to final acres planted. However, I’m not hearing of any big acreage switches. We’ve seen more acres go to corn and soybeans.” Lunder says there’s also strong demand for sunflowers and canola. “Canola is getting good prices at the elevator. There’s been strong demand. The sunflowers have held really good prices that started last year. If farmers can get sunflowers germinated, this crop will withstand the drought. There is a lot of positivity from a commodity price outlook this year, but rain would really help boost things in western North Dakota.”
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