Spring wheat yields were up in North Dakota this past year, averaging 49 bushels per acre. That’s up eight bushels from 2017. In Minnesota, the statewide average for spring wheat was 59 bushels per acre, down eight bushels from the previous year. South Dakota yields came in at 42 bushels per acre, up 11 bushels from 2017. After poor durum yields in 2017, USDA reports better numbers in North Dakota and South Dakota this year. The 2018 average durum yield in North Dakota was 39.5 bushels, a 15 bushel improvement from the previous year. South Dakota durum yield rose ten bushels per acre, averaging 28 bushels per acre.
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