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Northwest Oklahoma Farmers Plant Fewer Acres in Wheat in 2016

Canola seedings statewide are up 25%

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As a matter of pure economics, Northwest Oklahoma farmers have planted substantially fewer acres in winter wheat than they have in recent years.

Statewide, Oklahoma farmers planted 4.5 million acres in wheat for this year’s crop, down from 5 million acres for the 2016 crop year and 5.3 million acres in 2015. Meanwhile, canola seedings statewide are up 25 percent, from 80,000 last crop year to 100,000 this year.

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