USDA recently announced its results of its planting intentions survey for most crops in North Dakota and South Dakota.
North Dakota farmers are gearing up to plant a record number of acres to corn and soybeans. South Dakota farmers say they will plant 25,000 fewer acres of corn and 150,000 few soybean acres from last year.
Here are the details:
Corn growers in North Dakota intend to plant 4.10 million acres, up 14% from last year. If realized, this will be a record high.
Soybean growers intend to plant 4.9 million acres, up 3% from last year. If realized this will be a record high.
Spring wheat producers intend to plant 6.20 million acres, up 8% from 2012.
Durum wheat is expected to total 1.10 million acres, down 18% from last year.
Winter wheat acres seeded last fall totaled 350,000 acres, down 53% from a year earlier.
Oat intentions are estimated at 260,000 acres, up 30% from last year.
Barley producers intend to plant 950,000 acres, down 10% from last year.
Canola planting intentions are 1.23 million acres, down 16% from 2012.
Flaxseed planted acreage is expected to total 250,000 acres, down 21% from the previous year.
Dry edible bean acreage intentions are estimated at 550,000 acres, down 21% from 2012.
Dry edible peas are estimated at 320,000 acres up 36% from the previous year. Lentil intentions are estimated at 140,000 acres, down 12% from last year.
Oil sunflower planting intentions are 540,000 acres, down 30% from last year. Non-oil sunflower area is expected to total 96,000 acres, up 7% from last year.
Sugarbeet growers expect to plant 230,000 acres, up 4% from last year. Farmers and ranchers intend to harvest 2.40 million acres of all hay, up 10% from 2012.
Corn acres are expected to total 5.9 million acres, down 4% from last year's record 6.15 million acres planted.
Soybean acres planted are expected to total 4.6 million acres, down 3% from last year's record 4.75 million acres planted.
All hay acreage to be harvested is estimated at 3.1 million acres, unchanged from last year.
Winter wheat acres seeded last fall totaled 1.25 million acres, down 5% from a year earlier. Other spring wheat seeding intentions are at 1.1 million acres, up 2% from 2012.
Durum wheat seeding intentions, at 8,000 acres, are up 3,000 acres from last year.
Sunflower planted acreage is expected to total 650,000 acres, up 5,000 acres from last year. Oil sunflowers will account for 580,000 acres, unchanged from 2012. Non-oil sunflowers will account for 70,000 acres, up 5,000 acres from 2012.
Sorghum planted acreage is expected to total 230,000 acres, up 15% from last year.
Oats acres to be seeded, estimated at 190,000 acres, are up 19% from 2012.
Barley planting intentions, estimated at 30,000 acres, are down 4,000 acres from 2012.
Flax acres to be seeded, estimated at 7,000 acres, are down 1,000 acres from 2012.
Dry edible bean planting intentions, estimated at 13,000 acres, are unchanged from year ago.
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