August 9, 2022
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2012 North Dakota Prospective Plantings

North Dakota spring wheat producers intend to plant 5.50 million acres, down 3 percent from 2011, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, North Dakota Field Office. Area planted to Durum wheat is expected to total 1.50 million acres, up 100 percent from last year. Winter wheat plantings for harvest in 2012 totaled 750,000 acres, up 88 percent from a year earlier.

Oat intentions are estimated at 190,000 acres, up 12 percent from last year.

Barley producers intend to plant 980,000 acres, up 145 percent from last year.

Corn growers in North Dakota intend to plant 3.40 million acres, up 52 percent from last year. Soybean growers intend to plant 4.20 million acres, up 5 percent from last year. If realized, these levels would mark record highs for both corn and soybeans.

Canola planting intentions are 1.30 million acres, up 51 percent from 2011. This would tie the 2001 and 2002 record high for canola planted acres if realized.

Flaxseed planted acreage is expected to total 260,000 acres, up 73 percent from the previous year.

Dry edible bean acreage intentions are estimated at 660,000 acres, up 61 percent from 2011. Dry edible pea planted acreage is expected to increase 218 percent from last year to 270,000 acres.

Lentil intentions are estimated at 190,000 acres, up 138 percent from last year.

Oil sunflower planting intentions are 670,000 acres, up 31 percent from last year. Non-oil sunflower area is expected to total 90,000 acres, up 29 percent from last year.

Sugarbeet growers expect to plant 230,000 acres, down from 231,000 acres last year.

Farmers and ranchers intend to harvest 2.80 million acres of all hay. This is up 13 percent from last year.

Estimates in this report are based on a survey conducted during the first two weeks of March.

Source: USDA NASS Field Office

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