FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota farmers last year produced record corn, soybean, canola and dry pea crops.
The Agriculture Department says in its crop production summary that North Dakota’s corn crop totaled 517 million bushels, up 58 percent from 2015. The state’s soybean crop totaled 249 million bushels, up 34 percent.
The canola crop of 2.7 billion pounds was up 7 percent. The dry pea crop of 12.3 million hundredweight was up 52 percent.
North Dakota also saw a rise in the production of sugar beets, lentils, dry beans and oil sunflowers.
The state’s potato, flaxseed, safflower and alfalfa crops were down over the year.