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Published June 30, 2010, 12:38 PM

ND has bigger spring wheat, durum crops

FARGO, N.D. — The Agriculture Department says acres of both spring wheat and durum wheat are up in North Dakota this year.

FARGO, N.D. — The Agriculture Department says acres of both spring wheat and durum wheat are up in North Dakota this year.

The department released its June acreage report on Wednesday. It estimates North Dakota spring wheat acres at 6.7 million, up 4 percent from last year, and durum at 1.8 million, up 9 percent.

Estimated soybean acres are down 3 percent from last year’s record, to 3.8 million, while corn is up 5 percent, to just over 2 million acres.

Acres are down for North Dakota barley, oats, oil sunflower and alfalfa hay crops. The re-port says dry edible bean, flaxseed, sugar beet and canola crops are bigger. The canola esti-mate is at a record 1.35 million acres.

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