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Published August 17, 2010, 01:22 PM

Wet weather slows ND harvest in some areas

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s grain harvest remains behind schedule, and recent wet weather in some areas has limited progress.

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s grain harvest remains behind schedule, and recent wet weather in some areas has limited progress.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that farmers would likely appreciate some warm, dry weather.

The harvest of spring and Durum wheat continues to be behind schedule.

About 27 percent of the spring wheat has been harvested instead of the usual rate of 38 percent complete at this time of year. And only 3 percent of the Durum wheat has been harvested. By now, about 23 percent of the Durum wheat has been harvested, on average.

The barley and oats harvests are also late. About 43 percent of the barley and 39 percent of the state’s oats have been harvested.

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