The size of North Dakota’s soybean crop is down 27 percent from 2018. At 32 bushels per acre, the average soybean yield dropped three bushels. Despite the harvest challenges, North Dakota corn production increased two percent year-over-year. The average corn yield of 141 bushels per acre was down 12 bushels from the previous year. Sugarbeet production is estimated at 4.4 million tons, down 23 percent from 2018. Yields averaged 26 tons per acre. Potato yields were record high, but production declined 14 percent with many acres not harvested. North Dakota sunflower acreage was up, but yields were down slightly for oil and non-oil sunflowers. Canola production totaled 2.9 billion pounds, down six percent from a year ago. Alfalfa hay production dropped 12 percent.
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