Durum wheat acres in North Dakota have rebounded dramatically a year after flooding devastated the prime durum-growing region in the state. The Agriculture Department's June acreage report estimates North Dakota durum acres at 1.4 million, up 87 percent over the year. Durum is used for pasta.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the so-called “grandparent scam” persists in North Dakota. In the scam, a con artist calls a senior citizen, pretending to be a grandchild with an emergency and asks for money.
Associated Press/Forum Communications
, January 18, 2010
The Agriculture Department says in its annual small grains report that production of spring wheat in North Dakota in 2009 stood at 291 million bushels, up 18 percent from last year and the highest since the 1996 crop of 314 million bushels.
Production of both spring wheat and durum wheat is not expected to change significantly from last year in the state that leads the nation in the production of both, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Friday.
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