- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota’s corn and soybean crops are expected to follow the national trend this year.

The federal Agriculture Department says South Dakota corn acres are expected to drop 10 percent from last year, but soybean acres should match last year’s record.

That scenario is expected to play out nationwide, as the profit potential for corn remains low due to slumping prices. More farmers are favoring soybeans because they cost less to grow and market prices haven’t fallen as quickly as for corn.

South Dakota farmers this year are expected to plant more acres of durum wheat, barley, hay and flaxseed. Acres of sunflowers, sorghum and dry edible beans are expected to be down from last year. Acres of spring wheat and oats in the state are projected to be unchanged.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide