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Published July 13, 2010, 07:55 AM

ND crops developing but some need rain

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Warm and dry weather is boosting the development of North Dakota crops, but some farmers say they're in need of rain.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Warm and dry weather is boosting the development of North Dakota crops, but some farmers say they're in need of rain.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that farmers are wrapping up spraying for broadleaf weeds and wild oats and making progress on haying, and small grains are developing at a rapid pace.

But topsoil moisture has slipped over the week, from 93 percent adequate to surplus to 83 percent in those categories.

Pasture and range conditions are rated 78 percent good to excellent, and stockwater supplies are 99 percent adequate to surplus, well ahead of average.

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