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Associated Press , Published April 01 2013

ND producers worry about potential spring flooding

BISMARCK — Many areas across North Dakota are still experiencing average or above-average snow depths, and some producers are worried about potential spring flooding.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture say in its weekly crop report that agricultural activities for the week included hauling grain to market, calving and lambing, and preparing equipment for fieldwork.

Calving was 41 percent complete, while lambing was 58 percent. This is up from 34 percent and 51 percent, respectively, from the week before.

Shearing was 80 percent complete, compared to 78 percent the week before.

Cattle and calf conditions were rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 17 percent fair, 66 percent good and 11 percent excellent.

Sheep and lamb conditions were rated 4 percent poor, 19 percent fair, 66 percent good and 11 percent excellent.

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