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Published May 10, 2013, 02:30 PM

ND winter wheat to be down 56 percent from 2012

North Dakota's winter wheat crop, a minor crop in the state, is forecast at 17.7 million bushels, down 56 percent from last year's record crop. The Agriculture Department says both acres for harvest and yields are expected to be down this year.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's winter wheat crop, planted in September, is forecast to yield 17.7 million bushels, down 56 percent from last year's record crop.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says both acres for harvest and yields are expected to be down this year.

While it's a major crop nationally, winter wheat is a minor crop in North Dakota, where more than 400 million bushels of corn and about 250 million bushels of spring wheat were produced last year.


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