North Dakota producers have planted a lot less durum this year.
The North Dakota Wheat Commission reports durum acres fell to 750,000 – the lowest since 2011.
Wheat Commission marketing director Jim Peterson said it stands to reason.
"Typically, producers need $1 to $1.50 a bushel premium to grow durum over spring wheat," Peterson said. "That's primarily because of the quality risk."
Peterson said durum has a higher quality threshold to make milling quality.
"That just hasn't been there in the last couple of years," Peterson said.