The fall harvest is winding down in North Dakota, and producers are gearing up for winter.
The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower and corn harvests in the state are wrapping up, at 90 percent and 97 percent complete, respectively. Both are ahead of the average pace.
The report says farmers are wrapping up fall tillage work, and cattle ranchers are hauling hay and preparing livestock for winter.
North Dakota's winter wheat crop is rated 69 percent in good-to-excellent condition.
Pasture and range conditions statewide are rated 43 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are 81 percent adequate to surplus.