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Crop scouts survey North Dakota's wheat fields


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Crop scouts are touring North Dakota this week to get a better idea of just how the drought will affect wheat supplies.

North Dakota is a top producer of wheat. Farmers, seed company representatives, wheat millers and others are surveying fields to determine how much of the crop will be available.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's in-field survey for July pegs the national average for spring wheat yields at 40.3 bushels per acre compared to about 47 bushels per acre last year.

The estimated averages in North Dakota are down from 46 bushels to 38 bushels per acre,...

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