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Wheat production in North Dakota up dramatically from 2017

September 28, 2018

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Wheat production in North Dakota this year is estimated to be up dramatically from a drought-plagued 2017.

The federal Agriculture Department estimates durum wheat production up 48 percent to 42.5 million bushels, spring wheat up 54 percent to 318 million bushels and winter wheat up 132 percent, to 3 million bushels.

The annual small grains summary report puts barley production up 14 percent to 28.5 million bushels, and oats production up 86 percent to 8.6 million bushels.

The average yield for spring wheat, barley and oats all set records.

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