- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota farmers this year produced more spring wheat and durum wheat than last year but less winter wheat.

The Agriculture Department’s annual small grains summary estimates North Dakota spring wheat production at 319 million bushels, up 9 percent from 2014, and durum wheat production at 42.5 million bushels, up 50 percent. Average yield for both crops set records.

The state’s winter wheat production is pegged at 8.4 million bushels, down 69 percent.

Oat production in North Dakota this year is up 35 percent, to 10.4 million bushels. Barley production is up 87 percent, to 67.2 million bushels.

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