USDA projects more soybeans will be planted this year

Farms in Iowa are known for their many fields of corn, but this next summer, you may notice a lot more soybeans.

New projections from the USDA show farmers nationwide are making the shift towards planting more soybeans this year.

And local agronomists say all signs point to that trend happening in north Iowa too.

“Right now there is a shortage of soybeans because there’s been so much corn planted so whenever there’s a shortage it drives the price up but we’ll see what happens in the next couple of weeks,” says John Sjolinder with ISU Extension and Outreach.

He adds we won’t know the exact numbers until the seeds go into the ground.

But says the USDA report tends to influence many farmers.

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