SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Producers in South Dakota intend to plant 250,000 less acres of corn in 2013.
That's according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's prospective planting guidelines released Tuesday.
The intentions are based on a March 1 survey of producers.
Corn acres planted in South Dakota for 2013 are expected to total 5.9 million acres, down 4 percent from last year's record 6.15 million acres planted. Soybean acres planted are expected to total 4.6 million acres. That's down 3 percent from last year's record 4.75 million acres planted.
Winter wheat acres seeded last fall totaled 1.25 million acres, which is down 5 percent from a year earlier.
Hay acreage harvested is estimated at 3.1 million acres, which is unchanged from last year.