- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s corn and sunflower harvest progress slowed this past week in many areas due to a significant amount of moisture received.

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says the moisture left just 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork and slowed or halted fall tillage activities.

Corn harvested was 91 percent, well ahead of 69 percent last year, and ahead of 82 percent for the five-year average. Sunflowers harvested was 83 percent, ahead of 69 percent last year and 73 percent average.

Livestock producers were busy hauling hay for storage, moving cattle and weaning calves.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 20 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 25 percent short, 67 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.

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