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Minn. corn, soy acreage expected to hold steady

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota farmers plan to plant about as much corn and soybeans as they did last year, but less wheat and sugar beets.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported today that Minnesota corn growers plan to plant an estimated 7.6 million acres, unchanged from 2009. The state's soybean growers intend to plant an estimated 7.2 million acres, also same as last year.

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