Northern Region

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Northern Region Map


Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming


19,225,000 (2010)

Wheat Classes

Hard Red Spring, Hard Red Winter, Durum

Number of Mills



Grain quality, weed management, wheat stem sawfly, stem, leaf and stripe rust diseases, Fusarium head blight, cold, drought tolerance and yield

USDA-ARS Research Labs

St. Paul, MN — Cereal Disease Lab; Sidney, MT; Fargo, ND — Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center, including Regional Wheat Quality Lab; and Small Grains Genotyping Lab, Brookings SD

Key Regional Universities

University of Minnesota, Montana State University, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University

Key Products

Durum = pasta, couscous and some Mediterranean breads

Hard Red Spring = bagels, designer breads, also a blending wheat

Export Destinations

Durum = European Union, Algeria, Nigeria, Morocco, Venezuela

Hard Red Spring = Japan, Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, Venezuela