FILE - A farmer harvests a field of soybeans near Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
FILE - A farmer harvests a field of soybeans near Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

South Dakota farmers this spring are expected to plant more corn than they did last year but less soybeans.

The Agriculture Department projects South Dakota's corn crop at 6 million acres, up 13 percent from 2018. The soybean crop is forecast at 5.2 million acres, down 8 percent.

Other crops with expected increases are oil sunflowers, barley and dry peas.

Other crops with projected decreases are spring wheat, hay, oats and sorghum.