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Published August 13, 2012, 03:58 PM

Weather helps ND harvest, pastures remain stressed

BISMARCK — Favorable weather is helping the North Dakota harvest progress, but pastures continue to remain stressed.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

BISMARCK — Favorable weather is helping the North Dakota harvest progress, but pastures continue to remain stressed.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop, livestock and weather report that barley made it to 83 percent harvested, Durum wheat reached 36 percent harvested, spring wheat rose to 74 percent harvested and the oats crop is 79 percent harvested.

Canola is 73 percent swathed, compared with 10 percent last year and the average of 29 percent.

Pasture and range conditions are rated 13 percent very poor, 30 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 22 percent good and 1 percent excellent.

Topsoil moisture supplies are rated 13 percent very short, 39 percent short, 47 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.


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