- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Last year’s corn crop in North Dakota was down from the previous year, but soybean production set a record.

The Agriculture Department estimates North Dakota’s 2014 soybean crop at 203 million bushels, up 43 percent from 2013. Corn production dropped 21 percent to 314 million bushels.

Nationally, production of both crops set records, at 3.97 billion bushels for soybeans and 14.2 billion bushels for corn. The corn crop was up 3 percent from 2013 and the soybean crop was up 18 percent.

North Dakota last year also saw larger crops of potatoes, oil sunflowers, canola, flaxseed, dry beans and alfalfa hay. The state had smaller crops of sugar beets, dry peas, lentils and safflower.

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