FARGO, ND - A continued pattern of little to no moisture was realized for the third consecutive week, according to the USDA's Weekly Crop & Weather Report. This allowed producers to make good harvest progress on their remaining row crops. However, some areas still have wet soils causing producers to delay harvest activities until freezing temperatures occur.
Livestock producers continue their work of weaning and selling calves, moving livestock to harvested corn fields for grazing, and hauling hay to winter feeding areas.
Temperatures for the week were 2 to 6 degrees below normal over much of the state. Statewide, there were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 79 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 83 percent adequate.
Winter wheat emerged was estimated at 97 percent. Condition rated 64 percent good.
Flaxseed harvest was 95 percent complete, behind last year's 100 and 99 average.
Corn harvest was 64 percent complete, well behind last year's 100 but near 63 average. Condition rated 42 percent good.
Soybean harvest was 95 percent complete, behind last year's 100 but ahead of 92 average.
Sunflowers harvested were 45 percent, well behind 91 last year and 76 average. Condition rated 51 percent good.
Pasture and range conditions rated 56 percent good.
Cattle and calf conditions rated 75 percent good. Sheep and lamb conditions rated 75 percent good.
Stock water supplies rated 86 percent adequate.
(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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