The winter wheat harvest in North Dakota is wrapping up, and the spring harvest is progressing well ahead of the average pace.
The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the winter wheat harvest is 95 percent complete. About two-thirds of the spring wheat crop is in the bin, compared to the average pace of slightly more than one-third.
This year's sugar beet harvest is getting underway in the Red River Valley, at 2 percent complete.
Pasture and range conditions in North Dakota are rated 56 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are 77 percent adequate to surplus. Both percentages are up significantly from the previous week.