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Published July 09, 2010, 10:33 AM

North Dakota wheat production projected to be down

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s spring wheat crop is expected to be about 3 percent smaller than last year’s.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s spring wheat crop is expected to be about 3 percent smaller than last year’s.

The Agriculture Department on Friday pegged North Dakota’s crop at 282 million bushels, down from 290 million last year. The expected average yield of 43 bushels per acre is down 3 bushels from last year’s record.

North Dakota durum wheat production is forecast at 61.3 million bushels, down just 20,000 bushels from last year. The expected average yield of 35 bushels per acre is 4 bushels below last year’s record.

State winter wheat production is forecast at 17.3 million bushels, down 34 percent from last year’s record.

The expected North Dakota barley crop of 49.8 million bushels is down 37 percent, and the projected oat crop of 9.1 million bushels is down 19 percent.

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