North Dakota Spring Wheat Forecast to Slip 13%

July 15, 2016 01:00 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says North Dakota's spring wheat crop is forecast to be down 13 percent from last year.

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates the average yield for spring wheat to be 45 bushels per acre, based on July 1 conditions. That is down 3 bushels from 2015.

Durum wheat production is forecast to be up 4 percent and winter wheat down 4 percent from last year. Barley is expected to be down 35 percent and oats are predicted to be down 17 percent.

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Gayle Walker
Portales, NM
7/16/2016 07:45 AM

  Interesting info

Hans Reinhardt
Langdon, ND
7/17/2016 06:48 AM

  yes wheat will be down and after this last 10 days of torrential rain in NE ND it will be even worse! we had 10-20% drown out from may to june rain now even more plus diseases!


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