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Associated Press, Published April 29 2013

Snow melt affects North Dakota farmers

BISMARCK — Rapidly melting snow has caused flooding in some areas of North Dakota.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that on average, producers had just one day of suitable conditions for fieldwork last week.

Calving was 83 percent complete, while lambing was 90 percent complete and shearing was 95 percent complete.

Cattle and calf conditions were rated 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 64 percent good and 7 percent excellent.

Sheep and lamb conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 64 percent good and 8 percent excellent

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