North Dakota and Ward County continue to rank very high in the production of many of the crops grown in the state. North Dakota ranks first in the United States in 2008 in the production of spring wheat, durum, barley, canola, sunflowers, flax, pinto beans, navy beans, dry edible beans and lentils. The state ranks second in sugarbeets and all wheat. Ward County ranks second in the state in the production of spring wheat, fifth in durum and barley and third in canola production. Ward County is also typically the leading county in the state in the production of flax.