Soybean acres in South Dakota a record, but corn acres down

South Dakota farmers planted a record soybean crop this year, though corn acres are down in the state.

The Agriculture Department’s recent acreage estimates put South Dakota soybean acres up 1 percent from 2017 to 5.7 million, and corn acres down 9 percent to 5.2 million.

Winter wheat acres are estimated at 830,000, also down 9 percent from a year ago.

Other South Dakota crops with estimated increases in acres are oil sunflowers, sorghum, oats, safflower, proso millet, flaxseed and alfalfa hay.

Other crops with estimated acreage decreases are confection sunflowers and dry peas.
 

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