Winter wheat production in South Dakota this year is expected to be almost double what farmers harvested during drought-plagued 2013.
The Agriculture Department's latest estimate is 49.1 million bushels, up 88 percent over the year. The average yield is forecast at 45 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from last year.
South Dakota farmers are expected to harvest 1.1 million acres of the crop, up 63 percent from 2013.
Winter wheat production nationwide is pegged at 1.38 billion bushels, down 10 percent from a year ago.
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