- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Wheat production in South Dakota this year is up 69 percent from 2013, to 131 million bushels.

The Agriculture Department’s small grain production report estimates winter wheat production in the state up 127 percent, spring wheat up 40 percent and durum wheat up 7 percent.

The report estimates South Dakota barley production this year is down 14 percent, and oat production is up 1 percent.

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