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Fewer Acres Of Winter Wheat Planted In US

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The first government forecast of the winter growing season shows farmers across the country planted fewer acres of winter wheat.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service said farmers planted about 42 million acres, down two percent from last year.

Hard red winter wheat, which is used to make bread, actually has about two percent more acres planted.

In fact, Montana, Colorado, and North Dakota planted more acres of red winter wheat than previous years.

That helps offset large acreage declines in Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.

This year's winter wheat crop was planted in August.

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