- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - This year’s winter wheat crop in North Dakota is forecast to be much smaller than last year’s, mirroring a national trend.

The Agriculture Department projects the state crop at 2.09 million bushels, down 64 percent over the year. Both harvested acres and average yield are expected to be down.

National winter wheat production is forecast at 1.25 billion bushels, down 25 percent from 2016.

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