Snow melt affects North Dakota farmers

US Department of Agriculture says snow melt leaving few days for fieldwork for ND farmers

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- 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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