- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota leads the nation in the production of 10 farm commodity classes.

The Agriculture Department says the state was No. 1 in 2015 in spring wheat, durum wheat, all wheat, barley, canola, flaxseed, honey, dry peas, pinto beans and all dry beans.

The state ranked second in the production of navy beans, black beans, lentils and all types of sunflowers.

North Dakota was third in sugar beets, fourth in potatoes, seventh in bison and 11th in beef cattle.

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