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Wheat Commission Celebrates Pasta Month

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Who doesn't love pasta?  There's an excellent chance you know at least one pasta recipe, but what you may not realize is how important pasta is to North Dakota.

It's traditionally made from durum wheat, and North Dakota is the largest producer of durum in the country.  The North Dakota Wheat Commission says our state produces 50 million bushels of durum every year, which is about 60 percent of what the nation eats.  That actually equates to about 15 billion servings of spaghetti.

It's pasta month in North Dakota, and the Wheat Commission is sponsoring contests around the state to celebrate. 

To find out more, visit the North Dakota Wheat Commission website at www.ndwheat.com.

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