- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A week of ideal weather helped North Dakota farmers make progress on the harvest.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the soybean, potato and sugar beet harvests all are approaching completion, at 89 percent or more done.

The sunflower and corn harvests both have surpassed one-third complete.

Winter wheat seeding is 94 percent complete, with 87 percent of the crop emerged.

Pasture and range conditions in North Dakota are rated 52 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are 77 percent adequate to surplus.

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