The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its prospective planting guidelines Thursday.
Durum wheat producers are expected to plant a total of 1.1 million acres, down 18 percent from last year. Winter wheat acres seeded last fall totaled 350,000 acres. That's down 53 percent from a year earlier.
Corn growers in North Dakota intend to plant 4.1 million acres, while soybean growers plan to plant 4.9 million acres. Those are 14 and 3 percent increases, respectively, over the previous year. If growers are successful, the amounts grown will be record highs.