North Dakota Farmers Get Much-Needed Rain

April 26, 2016 11:14 AM
North Dakota Farmers Get Much-Needed Rain

USDA says many North Dakota farmers received much-needed rainfall over the past week, but the moisture stalled some late-week planting progress.

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service says although the northern tier of counties reported little to no rain, the remainder of the state received one to two inches.

Topsoil moisture supplies are rated 2 percent very short, 10 percent short, 78 percent adequate and 10 percent surplus. Durum wheat is 6 percent planted, and 26 percent of the spring wheat crop is in the ground. Barley planted is 19 percent, oats planted is 28 percent and corn planted is 6 percent.

Cattle and calf conditions are rated mostly fair to excellent, and calving is about 71 percent complete.

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