- Associated Press - Monday, October 2, 2017

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Cool, rainy weather has put a damper on the harvest in North Dakota.

The latest weekly crop report from the federal Agriculture Department says most harvest activities were either slowed or halted because of the weather. Rainfall ranged from a quarter-inch in the western part of the state to over an inch in the east. Extreme eastern and western areas of North Dakota received rainfall amounts that halted harvests.

The soybean harvest is only 18 percent complete, well behind last year’s 41 percent and the five-year average of 43 percent.

Corn havesting is 2 percent complete, near last year’s 6 percent but behind the 11 percent average.

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