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Soil moisture in good shape in North Dakota as seeding nears

March 26, 2019

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Soil moisture supplies appear in good shape as the spring planting season nears in North Dakota.

The Agriculture Department says in its monthly crop report that topsoil moisture supplies in the state are rated 92 percent adequate to surplus, and subsoil moisture is 82 percent in those categories.

The state’s winter wheat crop also looks to be in good shape, with three-fourths of the crop rated in good condition.

Cattle and calf conditions are rated mostly fair to good. Death loss is mostly average to light.

Stock water and hay supplies are mostly rated adequate.

The March report is the last monthly report. Weekly reports begin next week.