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Published October 14, 2009, 07:19 AM

Killing frost ends ND growing season

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Agriculture Department says a killing frost has ended the growing season for most North Dakota crops, and left most of them wet.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Agriculture Department says a killing frost has ended the growing season for most North Dakota crops, and left most of them wet.

The latest state crop report says warmer temperatures are needed to dry the fields. Some farmers might not be able to harvest until after another freeze.

The report says the condition of corn, soybeans and sugar beets in the state declined slightly last week while sunflowers improved, though some fields had blackbird problems. The harvest of wheat and canola is mostly complete.

The state's corn crop is rated 37 percent mature compared with 82 percent average.

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