FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Warm weather in North Dakota over the past week means some farmers might not finish their corn and sunflower harvests until spring.
The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that snowmelt might have made some crops too wet to harvest this fall.
The corn harvest is 86 percent done and the sunflower harvest is 87 percent complete.
The state’s winter wheat crop is rated 58 percent in fair, good or excellent condition.
In the ranching community, pasture and range conditions are rated 69 percent poor or very poor. Stock water supplies are 59 percent short or very short.