North Dakota’s spring wheat crop is expected to be 50 percent larger than last year’s drought-impacted crop as yield and acreage are up significantly from last year. USDA forecast harvested acres at 6.5 million, 28 percent more than last year and the average yield is expected to be up seven bushels from year ago to 48 bushels per acre. Durum production is projected to increase by 31 percent at 38 million bushels. Durum harvested acreage is down 20 percent from last year to 970,000 acres.
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