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Published September 21, 2010, 08:54 AM

ND harvest continues slowly after frost, rain

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota wheat harvest is moving ahead slowly because standing water and muddy conditions have made it difficult for many farmers.

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota wheat harvest is moving ahead slowly because standing water and muddy conditions have made it difficult for many farmers.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says about 89 percent of the spring wheat crop has been harvested. That’s behind the average of 94 percent.

The persistent, widespread precipitation the state has received has slowed farm work. And last week the first frost of the season hit.

Condition ratings for corn, potatoes, soybeans and sugar beets were mostly good to excellent.

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