More Sugarbeet, Dry Peas and Lentils Harvested in North Dakota

November 12, 2015 06:14 PM

North Dakota farmers this year produced fewer potatoes but more sugar beets.

The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop production report that the state's sugar beet crop is estimated at just under 5.8 million tons, 13 percent higher than last year. Potato production is pegged at 27.2 million hundredweight, down 5 percent from 2014.

North Dakota's soybean production is forecast at 190 million bushels, down 6 percent, but the corn crop is estimated at 323 million bushels, up 3 percent.

The dry pea and lentil crops in the state also increased in size this year.


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