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Barley crop down.

According to a report released June 30 by the United States Department of Agriculture and Ladish Malting Co., 7.78 million acres of barley were planted in U.S. this year. The figure was 13-percent less than the planted acreage in 1991, and 528,000 acres fewer than farmers indicated in March.

In the country's principal six-row barley producing states of North and South Dakota and Minnesota, barley acreage was down 11.6 percent to 3.8 million acres.

North Dakota was the leader in terms of total acres of six-row barley planted. All told the state reported 6.9-percent decline to 2.7 million acres planted when compared with last year's plantings.
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