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North Dakota soybean, potato, sugar beet harvests progress; winter wheat seeding nearly done


FARGO, North Dakota — The harvests of soybeans, potatoes and sugar beets in North Dakota have made big jumps over the past week.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 53 percent of sugar beets, 70 percent of soybeans and 79 percent of potatoes are harvested. All are well ahead of the average pace.

The corn harvest remains behind average, however, at just 6 percent done.

The seeding of winter wheat has progressed to 89 percent complete. Winter wheat is seeded in the fall and harvested the following summer.

Pasture and range conditions statewide are rated 48 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are 78 percent adequate to surplus.

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