Snow hampers North Dakota farmers still harvesting

November 8, 2017

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Snow in North Dakota over the past week hampered farmers trying to wrap up the late-season harvest.

The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that cold weather also put an end to fall field work.

The corn harvest in the state is 59 percent complete, and the sunflower harvest is 72 percent done.

Winter wheat planting is 96 percent done, and 92 percent of the crop has emerged.

In the ranching community, pasture and range conditions are rated 58 percent poor or very poor. Stock water supplies are 55 percent short or very short.

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