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US Poised to Deliver Bumper Wheat Crop the World Badly Needs

  • North Dakota spring wheat yield estimated to be biggest ever
  • World needs US grain but planting woes could still hurt output
Wheat ready for harvesting in Kansas, US, in June. 

Wheat ready for harvesting in Kansas, US, in June. 

Photographer: Arin Yoon/Bloomberg
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The US is poised to deliver a bumper spring wheat crop in the upcoming weeks, which if realized could help relieve global shortfalls caused by turmoil in the Black Sea.

Fields in North Dakota, the top producing US state, are forecast to yield a record high 49.1 bushels per acre of the grain, according to the final estimate of a three-day crop tour led by the Wheat Quality Council. North Dakota makes up about half of the US’s spring wheat crop.