North Dakota's winter wheat crop in decent shape

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's winter wheat crop appears to be in decent shape, and farmers are continuing to make progress on the late-season harvest.

The federal Agriculture Department in its weekly crop report says about two-thirds of the winter wheat is in good to excellent shape, with another quarter rated fair.

The report says 94 percent of soybeans, 80 percent of sunflowers and 80 percent of corn is harvested. All remain behind the average pace.

Sixty-five percent of subsoil moisture supplies and 76 percent of topsoil moisture supplies are rated adequate to surplus.

Stockwater supplies in the state are rated 66 percent adequate to surplus, and pastures are rated mostly in fair to good condition.

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