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Published August 24, 2010, 08:16 AM

Favorable weather aids ND crops

Warm, dry weather over the week helped North Dakota farmers, but the spring wheat and durum wheat harvests remain behind average.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

Warm, dry weather over the week helped North Dakota farmers, but the spring wheat and durum wheat harvests remain behind average.

The Agriculture Department says in it weekly crop and weather report that just over half of the spring wheat crop is in the bin, slightly behind average, while less than one-fifth of the durum wheat is combined, well behind average.

The report says the favorable weather helped aid the development of row crops such as corn, dry edible beans, soybeans and potatoes.

The North Dakota sugar beet harvest is about two weeks ahead of average.

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