ND Crop Report

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Cold soil temperatures and snow continue to slow fieldwork and spring planting across North Dakota.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that temperatures averaged 1 to 5 degrees below normal across the state for the week ending Sunday. But northwestern North Dakota had warm, windy weather early in the week, which allowed producers to prepare their fields for planting.

Calving and lambing has progressed well, but scour problems are reported because of the up-and-down temperatures.

On average, producers started fieldwork on Saturday. There were 3.1 days suitable for fieldwork.

Corn planting was 1 percent, down from nearly 5 percent a year ago and the five-year average of 4 percent. Spring wheat planting was 9 percent, behind 24 percent last year and an average of 22 percent.

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