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Published June 08, 2010, 10:44 AM

Wet weather limits field work for North Dakota farmers

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s crops are developing well thanks to recent moisture and warm temperatures, but the wet conditions limited the work farmers could do.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s crops are developing well thanks to recent moisture and warm temperatures, but the wet conditions limited the work farmers could do.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that wet field conditions hampered planting and spraying in some parts of the state last week, but planting was winding down.

The USDA says about 86 percent of the spring wheat and about 70 percent of the durum wheat has emerged, but those are both behind the average.

About 93 percent of the barley crop has emerged, which is above the average of 90 percent.

North Dakota farmers have about 86 percent of the dry bean crop planted, which is ahead of the average.

About 88 percent of the soybean crop and about 65 percent of the sunflower crop has been planted.

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