- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Rain across northern North Dakota over the past week slowed harvest in that region.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the corn and potato harvests remain behind the average pace, but the sunflower and sugar beet harvests are near the average and harvesting of soybeans is ahead of average.

Winter wheat seeding is 92 percent complete, with 78 percent of the crop emerged.

Pasture and range conditions in North Dakota are rated 53 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are 77 percent adequate to surplus.

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