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Wheat acres up in South Dakota compared to last year, but corn and soybean acres both are down


SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — South Dakota farmers this year have planted more wheat but less corn and soybeans.

The Agriculture Department says in its annual acreage report that spring wheat, winter wheat and durum wheat acres all are up this year in South Dakota, while soybean acres are down 1 percent and corn acres are down 10 percent.

South Dakota farmers also planted more oil sunflowers, oats, barley and flaxseed than last year. Acres of sorghum, proso millet, dry beans and alfalfa hay were unchanged

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