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Published September 09, 2009, 07:23 AM

Dry weather helps ND small grain harvest

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Agriculture Department says most of North Dakota stayed dry last week, allowing farmers to make progress on harvesting small grain and boosting the development of late season crops.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Agriculture Department says most of North Dakota stayed dry last week, allowing farmers to make progress on harvesting small grain and boosting the development of late season crops.

The latest state crop report says the state's spring wheat harvest is about 44 percent complete, but still behind last year. Barley and oats made more progress, with harvest of those crops more than 60 percent finished. The durum harvest is 26 percent complete compared with a 72 percent average.

The report says the second cutting of alfalfa is nearly finished in the state but dry conditions in some areas increased the fire risk. Farmers generally have enough stockwater for their animals.

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