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North Dakota wheat production to be up substantially

July 13, 2018

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Wheat production in North Dakota this year is expected to be up substantially over 2017.

The Agriculture Department’s latest estimates put North Dakota spring wheat production at 312 million bushels, up 50 percent from last year. Both acres and average yield are expected to be up.

Durum wheat production is projected to be up 31 percent, to 37.8 million bushels. Winter wheat production is forecast at 3.08 million bushels, up 22 percent.

Barley and oat production also is expected to be up in the state.

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