More soybeans, lot less corn and wheat to be planted in Dakotas
Area planted to durum wheat is expected to total 1.15 million acres, down 21% from last year.
Barley producers intend to plant 470,000 acres, down 36% from last year.
Oat intentions are estimated at 220,000 acres, down 24% from last year.
Flaxseed planted acreage is expected to total 285,000 acres, down 15% from last year.
Sugarbeet growers expect to plant 206,000 acres, down 3% from last year.
North Dakota farmers intend to plant 3.30 million acres of corn this year, down 4% from 2016.
All dry edible bean acreage intentions are estimated at 620,000 acres, down 1% from 2016. All dry edible bean acreage estimates include chickpea acreage estimates.
Sunflower producers expect to plant 530,000 acres, down 23% from 2016. Oil-type varieties account for 380,000 acres, down 40% from a year ago. Non-oil varieties made up the balance at 150,000 acres, up 159%.
Dry edible pea planting intentions are estimated at 500,000 acres, down 11% from the last year. Lentil intentions are estimated at 300,000 acres, down 2% from last year. ■
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