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Published June 15, 2010, 07:36 AM

Wet weather limits field work for ND farmers

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Cool, damp weather hampered field work throughout much North Dakota last week.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Cool, damp weather hampered field work throughout much North Dakota last week.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday says despite the wet weather, most producers reported wrapping up planting of most crops. Emergence of spring wheat progressed 11 percentage points to 97 percent, equal to the average, and durum wheat was 85 percent emerged, behind 94 percent average.

Emergence of canola reached 96 percent, ahead of 92 average. Dry edible beans advanced 23 percentage points to 68 percent emerged, ahead of 63 average.

At 80 percent emerged, flaxseed was behind 69 average. Potatoes remained ahead of the average in emergence at 85 percent.

Soybeans were 76 percent emerged, compared with 79 average. Sunflower remained behind the average in emergence at 46 percent.

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