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Wheat Harvest (copy)

A few uncut stalks of wheat remain after a combine finishes harvesting a central Illinois winter wheat field Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Farmingdale, Ill. 

SIOUX FALLS | Wheat production in South Dakota this year is expected to be up substantially over 2017.

The Agriculture Department's latest estimates put South Dakota winter wheat production at 38 million bushels, up 83 percent from last year. Both acres and average yield are expected to be up.

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Spring wheat production is projected to double, to 41.8 million bushels.

Oat production also is expected to be up in the state.

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