Flooded fields in ND lead to higher pasta prices


Consumers are paying more for pasta after heavy spring rain and record flooding prevented planting on more than 1 million acres in one of the nation’s best durum wheat-growing areas. North Dakota typically grows nearly three-fourths the nation’s durum, and its crop is prized for its golden color and high protein. Pasta makers say the…

ND small grain crops developing quickly


Fargo, N.D. (AP) Recent hot weather in North Dakota is helping small grain crops develop quickly after a late spring planting season, and many farmers are beginning to prepare for harvest. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that soil moisture and stockwater supplies statewide remain mostly in the adequate and…

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