SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Agriculture Department says that the preliminary winter wheat price is down slightly in South Dakota.

The South Dakota office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service says preliminary prices received by farmers for winter wheat in November averaged $6.45 per bushel, down 28 cents from last month.

The preliminary November spring wheat price, at $6.70 per bushel, is down 34 cents from last month.

Oats, at $3.43 per bushel, are down 11 cents from last month, and corn, at $3.82 per bushel, is down 40 cents from last month.

Soybeans are up 10 cents to $12.40, and sunflowers, at $17.70, are down $4.60 from last month.

The November alfalfa price, at $155 per ton, is down $11.00 from last month.

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