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North Dakota corn, potato, sugar beet crops larger in 2015, but soybean crop dropped in size

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FARGO, North Dakota — North Dakota farmers last year grew more corn, potatoes and sugar beets but less soybeans.

The Agriculture Department says in its row crop production summary that the state's corn crop in 2015 was up 4 percent from the previous year, sugar beets were up 13 percent and potatoes were up 14 percent.

The soybean crop was down 8 percent from the 2014 record.

Other row crops that saw production increases in North Dakota last year were sunflowers, canola, flaxseed, dry peas, dry beans, lentils and safflower. Alfalfa hay production was down.

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