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North Dakota’s spring wheat, other crops in good condition

July 8, 2019

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s spring wheat crop is in good shape, according to the latest state crop report.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says as of Sunday, spring wheat in North Dakota was rated 82 percent good or excellent, 17 percent fair and only 1 percent poor or very poor.

North Dakota’s corn, soybeans, oats, barley, sunflowers and sugar beets also are in generally good to excellent condition.

Sixty-eight percent of pasture and range land is rated in good to excellent condition. Stock water supplies also are rated 91 percent adequate or surplus.

There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork last week. Topsoil and subsoil moisture is rated around 70 percent adequate.

First cutting of alfalfa is behind last year’s pace. Alfalfa first cutting was 53 percent, behind 70 percent last year.

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