Durum decline: Ag mainstay in N.D., Mont., losing ground to other crops

March 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm in Grand Forks Herald

Keith Deutsch knows that part of his job is promoting his crop. He knows he needs to be realistic, too. “It just doesn’t look too good for this spring,” says Deutsch. a Plaza, N.D., farmer and president of the U.S. Durum Growers Association. “It may sound strange for someone from the association to be saying that.” But Deutsch and other area durum boosters say they have to acknowledge the obvious. Continue Reading