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Associated Press, Published May 10 2013

ND winter wheat to be down 56 percent from 2012

FARGO — North Dakota's winter wheat crop is forecast at 17.7 million bushels, down 56 percent from last year's record crop.

The Agriculture Department says both acres for harvest and yields are expected to be down this year.

Winter wheat is a minor crop in North Dakota, where spring wheat dominates the agriculture industry.

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