By Associated Press - Friday, November 9, 2018

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s soybean, corn, sugar beet and potato crops are expected to be similar in size to last year’s crops.

The Agriculture Department’s latest production report estimates the state’s soybean crop up 1 percent to 247 million bushels. The corn crop is forecast at 426 million bushels, down 5 percent.

Nationally, farmers are expected to produce a record soybean crop and the second-largest corn crop ever.

North Dakota’s potato production is forecast to be down 3 percent to 23.7 million hundredweight and the sugar beet crop down 6 percent to just under 6.1 million tons.

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