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N.D. Soybean Harvest Lagging Behind Averages
North Dakota Ag Connection - 11/06/2018

For the week ending Sunday, there were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 19 short, 70 adequate, and 6 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 11 percent very short, 28 short, 56 adequate, and 5 surplus.

Soybeans harvested was 86 percent, behind 98 last year and 97 for the five-year average.

Winter wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 26 fair, 61 good, and 10 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 92 percent, near 91 last year and 93 average.

Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 10 poor, 22 fair, 50 good, and 16 excellent. Corn harvested was 49 percent, behind 56 last year and 62 average.

Sugarbeets harvested was 98 percent, near 100 both last year and average.

Sunflowers harvested was 61 percent, behind 70 last year, but near 60 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 6 percent very poor, 19 poor, 43 fair, 30 good, and 2 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 6 percent very short, 31 short, 61 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, NDSU Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.

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