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Signs of drought being reported in western North Dakota; spring wheat crop still in good shape

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FARGO, North Dakota — Parts of eastern North Dakota received up to an inch of rain over the past week, but dry conditions and signs of drought are being reported in the west.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that soil moisture statewide still is in good shape. Topsoil moisture is rated 89 percent adequate to surplus, and subsoil moisture is 93 percent in those categories.

The report says North Dakota's staple spring wheat crop is maturing at a pace ahead of last year. Eighty-four percent of the crop is rated in good to excellent condition.

Pasture and range conditions statewide are rated 78 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are 96 percent adequate to surplus.

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