- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota’s soybean crop is forecast at a record-high 220 million bushels, up 18 percent from last year.

The Agriculture Department’s crop production report shows an estimated 5.11 million acres of soybeans, a 12 percent increase from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 43 bushels per acre, up 2.5 bushes from 2013.

The report estimates corn to be up less than 1 percent and dry edible beans to be up 9 percent from a year ago.

Sunflower production is forecast at 251,000 hundredweight, up 9 percent from 2013.

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