Experts give crop outlook for 2018

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MINOT N.D. - The NDSU extension services says they are expecting an increase in certain crops in 2018 despite the dry conditions in North Dakota.

Dr. Frayn Olson says he expects the soybean and spring wheat crops to increase because they do not require as much water.

He also says farmers may shy away from planting as much corn acres.

“Corn is one of those crops that needs a lot of moisture and a lot of water and so I think there will be some hesitancy to plant a lot of corn, especially with today’s prices and the drought, dryer conditions,” said Dr. Frayn Olson, Crop Economist & Marketing Specialist for the NDSU Extension Service.

If you would like to get an updated outlook for crops you can visit the NDSU Extension Service website at