ND farmers produce record corn, soybean crops

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota farmers produced record corn and soybean crops last year.

The Agriculture Department says North Dakota's corn crop was a record 422 million bushels, up 95 percent from the previous year. The state's soybean crop totaled 161 million bushels, up 40 percent over the year.

Oil sunflower production was up 91 percent, canola up 60 percent, flaxseed up 126 percent and dry edible peas up 287 percent. Many of the crops rebounded from 2011 flooding.

North Dakota sugar beet production for 2012 is estimated at 6.02 million tons, up 31 percent.