North Dakota Soybean, Corn, Sugar Beet, Pea Crop Record-size

November 11, 2016 10:09 AM
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This year's soybean, corn, sugar beet and dry pea crops in North Dakota are expected to set records.

The Agriculture Department in its latest forecast projects the state's soybean crop at 246 million bushels, up 33 percent from last year, and the corn crop at 501 million bushels, up 53 percent.

The sugar beet crop is expected to total 6.36 million tons, up 11 percent, and the dry pea crop 11.6 million hundredweight, up 44 percent.

North Dakota's lentil crop is expected to be up 72 percent, but not a record. Potato production is forecast to be down 28 percent.

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