SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s winter wheat crop is expected to be 14 percent smaller than last year’s.
The Agriculture Department pegs the South Dakota crop at 57.2 million bushels. Yield is forecast to be up slightly but harvested acres are expected to be down by nearly one-fifth.
Winter wheat production nationwide is forecast at just under 1.7 billion bushels, up 13 percent from 2011.
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