South Dakota soybean production expected to set record
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Agriculture Department is continuing to project a record soybean crop in South Dakota, but the corn crop estimate has been downsized below a record.
The latest production report estimates the state's soybean crop at 275 million bushels, a slight drop from the October forecast but still up 14 percent from last year.
The corn crop is forecast at 822 million bushels. That's up 12 percent from last year, but a drop from the October estimate of a record 851 million bushels.
South Dakota sorghum production is forecast at 14.3 million bushels, up 23 percent from last year.
Nationally, farmers are expected to produce a record soybean crop and the second-largest corn crop ever.