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Published April 13, 2010, 10:10 AM

Field work under way in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Fieldwork is under way in North Dakota, thanks to favorable weather over the past week.

FARGO, N.D. — Fieldwork is under way in North Dakota, thanks to favorable weather over the past week.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that sugar beet planting has begun, with 1 percent of the crop in the ground, but that farmers are still struggling to finish last fall’s delayed corn harvest because of wet conditions in some areas.

Progress on the corn harvest advanced only 2 percentage points over the week, to 88 per-cent complete.

Topsoil moisture supplies statewide remain mostly adequate to surplus.

Calving in North Dakota is 61 percent complete and lambing 73 percent done.

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