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Associated Press, Published May 13 2013

Warmer weather continues to help ND farmers

BISMARCK — Warmer weather conditions across North Dakota helped farmers make significant progress on their fieldwork.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that producers had 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork.

Spring wheat seeding was rated 26 percent complete. This is well behind last year at 92 percent and the average and the 53 percent average.

Calving was 30 percent complete, while lambing was 96 percent complete.

Cattle and calf conditions were rated 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 17 percent fair, 66 percent good and 10 percent excellent.

Sheep and lamb conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 66 percent good and 8 percent excellent.

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