Record Year for ND Crops
North Dakota farmers produced record corn and soybean crops last year. The USDA says the state`s corn crop was a record 422 million bushels, up 95 percent from the previous year. North Dakota soybeans totaled 161 million bushels, up 40 percent over the year.
Oil sunflower production was up 91 percent, canola up 60 percent, flaxseed up 126 percent and dry edible peas up 287 percent.
North Dakota sugar beet production for 2012 is estimated at 6.02 million tons, up 31 percent.
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