Farmers in the state did an outstanding job with crop production in 2016. Now, if only they had the good prices to go with it!

2016 was a record year for both corn and soybean production.

The Agriculture Department says in its crop production summary that South Dakota's corn crop totaled 826 million bushels. The soybean crop totaled 256 million bushels.

The previous year, in 2015, the numbers also came in strong for corn. But 2016 was actually 3 percent higher.

Soybean production was a whopping 9 percent higher for 2016 compared the the prior year.

As far as other crops such as alfalfa, sorghum, oil sunflower, proso millet and flaxseed, they were all down for the year.

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