South Dakota farmers this spring are expected to plant more corn than they did last year but less soybeans.

The Agriculture Department projects South Dakota’s corn crop at 6 million acres, up 13 percent from 2018. The soybean crop is forecast at 5.2 million acres, down 8 percent.

Other crops with expected increases are oil sunflowers, barley and dry peas.

Other crops with projected decreases are spring wheat, hay, oats and sorghum.

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