- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Federal agriculture officials say North Dakota’s soybean crop is poised to reach a record level.

The National Agriculture Statistics Service says soybeans are forecast to reach 196 million bushels, based on Sept. 1 conditions. That’s up 42 percent from last year.

The service says a record 5.95 million acres of soybeans should be harvested, an increase of 29 percent over a year ago. Average yield is predicted to be 33 bushels per acre, up 3 bushels from 2013.

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