North Dakota Crops Look Good

Published online: Jun 25, 2018 Articles
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Source: Macon Telegraph

North Dakota's staple spring wheat crop continues to look in decent shape as the crop begins to head.

The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that only 2 percent of the spring wheat crop is rated less than fair, with about two-thirds of the crop in "good" condition.

About three-fourths of the state's sugar beet crop is rated in excellent condition, and 22 percent of potatoes are in that category with another 69 percent rated "good."

Planting of sunflowers is wrapping up, ahead of the average pace.

Topsoil moisture supplies statewide are rated 78 percent adequate to surplus, and subsoil moisture is 68 percent in those categories.