STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT A dearth of durum
When I was a kid, we grew durum and hard red spring wheat on our family farm in central North Dakota. I was 9 or 10 when I learned that durum is actually harder than hard wheat. That didn't make sense... Posted on 3/9/12 at 10:34 AM
The wheat markets for the week ending Feb. 4 were posting 1- to 2-cent gains. The week’s trading range was 20 to 25 cents. It appears that the recent downtrend has slowed as wheat prices approach the October lows.
North Dakota farmers have produced their biggest overall wheat crop in 13 years, thanks to ideal growing season weather that led to record yields for both spring wheat and durum and the largest winter wheat crop in state history.
By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
October 01, 2009
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