Wheat Crops Down Because of Falling Prices
Montana farmers say they'll plant a million fewer acres of wheat this season because of falling prices.
A plantings report says the amount of acres will drop to about 5 million acres this year. Wheat prices have fallen nearly 30 percent since 2014.
In place of wheat, farmers are planning to plant about 500,000 acres of lentils which are in growing demand around the world.
According to the Billings Gazette, dry bean crops have more than doubled in two years to 80,000 acres, and barley will account for about 1 million acres.