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Published November 23, 2010, 08:08 AM

ND corn and sunflower harvests ahead of schedule

FARGO, N.D. — Recent adverse weather made it difficult for North Dakota farmers to complete their field work, but the corn and sunflower harvests remain ahead of schedule.

FARGO, N.D. — Recent adverse weather made it difficult for North Dakota farmers to complete their field work, but the corn and sunflower harvests remain ahead of schedule.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that last week’s winter weather meant that the state’s farmers had only about 3.8 days suitable for field work on average.

But about 98 percent of North Dakota’s corn has been harvested. That’s well ahead of the average of 73 percent complete at this stage of the year.

About 95 percent of the sunflower crop has been harvested. That’s also better than the average of 93 percent harvested.

The USDA says about 54 percent of the state’s pasture and range land was in good or excellent condition. Livestock producers continue to move cattle, wean calves and haul hay.

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