- Associated Press - Thursday, June 28, 2018

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The majority of most crops in North Dakota are rated in good condition as summer begins.

The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that potato and sugar beet crops in the Red River Valley are doing particularly well.

Potatoes are rated 69 percent good and 28 percent excellent, and sugar beets are 76 percent excellent.

Topsoil moisture supplies statewide are rated 80 percent adequate to surplus, and subsoil moisture is 68 percent in those categories.

Pasture and range conditions statewide are mostly rated fair or good. Stockwater supplies are mostly rated adequate.

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