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Published August 23, 2011, 10:25 AM

More ND farmers take to fields for harvest

FARGO, N.D. — The Agriculture Department says a week of mostly favorable weather allowed more North Dakota farmers to begin harvest of small grains.

FARGO, N.D. — The Agriculture Department says a week of mostly favorable weather allowed more North Dakota farmers to begin harvest of small grains.

The agency says in its weekly crop and weather report that about 21 percent of the state's staple crop, spring wheat, is in the bin. Only 2 percent of durum wheat, and 21 percent of oats are harvested.

Soggy fields in some areas have prevented farmers from accessing their fields for harvest. But the moisture continues to boost both topsoil and subsoil moisture, both of which are rated mostly adequate to surplus.

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