The value of all crops produced in North Dakota last year totaled $5.9 billion, down 21 percent over the year.
Agriculture Department data show that the decrease largely was due to a 27 percent drop in the value of spring wheat, North Dakota's staple crop. The values of durum wheat, soybeans, sunflowers, potatoes and barley all were down, and corn was unchanged.
The value of a crop is determined by multiplying the production by the average price during the marketing year. Total crop value nationwide last year was $171 billion, up 9 percent.