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Published August 12, 2013, 01:52 PM

USDA: 10 percent drop forecast for N.D. spring wheat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting North Dakota's 2013 spring wheat crop to be down 10 percent from last year. The department in its crop production report forecasts the crop based on Aug. 1 conditions at 229.6 million bushels, unchanged from the July forecast.

By: Associated Press,

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting North Dakota's 2013 spring wheat crop to be down 10 percent from last year.

The department in its crop production report forecasts the crop based on Aug. 1 conditions at 229.6 million bushels, unchanged from the July forecast. The average yield is expected to be 41 bushels per acre, down 4 bushels from last year but unchanged from the July estimate.

The Durum wheat crop is forecast to be 28.2 million bushels, down 34 percent from last year but up 6 percent from the July estimate. The average yield is forecast at 34 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from last year and last month.

Soybean production is forecast to be 140 bushels, down 13 percent from last year.


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