Bigger Wheat Crop Expected in North Dakota

August 13, 2015 09:00 PM
Bigger Wheat Crop Expected in North Dakota

The latest estimates from the federal Agriculture Department predict a bigger spring wheat and durum crop in North Dakota this year.

Spring wheat production is forecast at 298 million bushels, up 2 percent from 2014. Durum wheat production is pegged at 38.5 million bushels, up 36 percent from last year.

Winter wheat is forecast to be down 56 percent, but it's not a major crop in North Dakota at 12 million bushels.

Production of soybeans and alfalfa hay also is expected to be down in the state. But production increases are forecast for barley, oats, corn, dry beans and sugar beets.

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Harvey, ND
8/15/2015 03:09 PM

  Im a hundred miles east of you. 70plus bushel, heavy test weight, high pro. Bins are full and starting my second pile on the ground.

Max, ND
8/14/2015 06:58 AM

  I am in central ND and myself and talking to others in this area we all say the same thing and we are all surprised once the combines hit the fields, the wheat is not there for as good as the crop looks from the road. Lots of very small kernels and empty heads. Defiantly lower yields than 2014. It's a huge suprise for as early as the crop was in. It's truth time right now and combines don't lie. I'm not sure where in the state this huge wheat crop is but its not central or western ND.


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