By Associated Press - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Harvesting of late-season row crops in North Dakota is progressing ahead of the average pace.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the soybean harvest is virtually wrapped up at 98 percent complete, ahead of the five-year average of 90 percent.

Two-thirds of the corn crop and half of the sunflower crop is in the bin, well ahead of last year’s pace and ahead of the long-term average.

Eighty-eight percent of North Dakota’s winter wheat crop has emerged, near the average. Winter wheat is seeded and emerges in the fall, goes dormant over winter, begins growing again in the spring and is harvested in the summer.

Pasture and range conditions statewide are rated 45 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are 77 percent adequate to surplus.

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