Acreage planted in crops in Okla down in 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma farmers are expected this year to plant the fewest acres of crops in the state since 2001.
A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers are expected to plant 9.9 million acres of the state's major crops in 2010. That's down from 10.5 million acres in 2009 and is the fewest since 9.8 million acres were planted in 2001.
The number of acres planted in wheat - Oklahoma's largest crop - is expected to fall from 5.7 million last year to 5.2 million this year.
The report released Wednesday also says there will be fewer acres planted in oats, rye, corn and sunflowers. An increase in acreage is expected for cotton, sorghum, soybeans, peanuts and canola.