Corn growers in Minnesota intend to plant an estimated 7.9 million acres for all purposes, up 3% from 2010.
If realized, corn acreage would be the second largest on record, behind 8.4 million acres planted in 2007, according to the USDA NASS Minnesota Field Office.
Soybean growers intend to plant an estimated 7.4 million acres, unchanged from 2010.
Spring wheat planting intentions are estimated at 1.65 million acres, up 3% from last year.
Oat planting intentions, at 225,000 acres, are down 13% from 2010 planted acres.
Barley planting intentions increased 6% from last year to 90,000 acres.
Sugarbeet planting intentions, of 445,000 acres, are down 1% from last year.
All sunflower planting intentions, of 58,000 acres, are down 34% from 2010.
Oil sunflower planting intentions, of 45,000 acres, are down 18% from 2010.
Non-oil sunflower planting intentions, of 13,000 acres, are down 61% from last year.
Source: USDA NASS Minnesota Field Office