FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Wheat production this year is up in North
Dakota but down in South Dakota.
The federal Agriculture Department's annual small grains summary
shows spring wheat production up 53 percent in North Dakota, durum
wheat up 133 percent and winter wheat up 189 percent.
The huge increases are due to widespread flooding problems in
2011. Total wheat production in North Dakota is up 70 percent over
the year. In South Dakota, it's down 2 percent.
Spring wheat production in South Dakota is up 11 percent from
last year, but winter wheat is down 9 percent and durum wheat is
down 41 percent.