PLAZA, N.D. — Durum always has been a big part of Keith Deutsch's life. Besides raising the crop, the 60-year-old Plaza, N.D., farmer promoted it through service on the U.S. Durum Growers Association, including a stint as the group's president. But Deutsch has "termed out" on the association's board, reaching the limit of his potential service. What's more, he's strongly considering not planting any durum himself this spring. "I might end up having a little. But I don't think it would be much. The price just doesn't justify the risk (of growing it)," he says.