King wheat? Wheat on the Northern Plains continues to decline as interest in corn and soybeans is strong again this spring
GRAND FORKS -- Wheat is a big part of Brian O'Toole's life.
The Crystal, N.D., farmer grows it, handles it in his family seed business and promotes it as a member of U.S. Wheat Associates, which develops export markets for the crop.
So O'Toole takes a strong interest in a powerful trend that's reshaping agriculture on the Northern Plains. Wheat, once the region's dominant crop, keeps losing ground, literally, to corn and soybeans.
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