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Published July 11, 2013, 02:18 PM

North Dakota winter wheat crop forecast down 10 percent

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The latest forecast for North Dakota's winter wheat crop is down 10 percent from the previous month's forecast.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The latest forecast for North Dakota's winter wheat crop is down 10 percent from the previous month's forecast.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its crop reduction report that the forecast, based on July 1 conditions, stands at 229.6 million bushels. Average yield is forecast at 41 bushels per acre. This is down four bushels from last year. Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 5.6 million acres, down 2 percent from a year ago.

Durum wheat production is forecast at 26.6 million bushels, down 38 percent from last year. Winter wheat production is forecast at 12.8 million bushels, down 18 percent from last month's forecast and 68 percent below last year's record crop.

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