Soybean harvest wrapping up in North Dakota; about half of corn and sunflowers still in field

Dry, warm conditions over the past week have helped North Dakota farmers working to finish up the late-season harvest.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 48 percent of the corn, 54 percent of the sunflowers and 97 percent of the soybean crop is now in the bin. The sunflower harvest is about equal to the average pace, while the soybean harvest is ahead and the corn harvest is behind.

About 92 percent of North Dakota's winter wheat crop has emerged, equal to last year's pace. About 66 percent of the crop is rated good to excellent.

Pasture and range conditions statewide are rated 71 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are rated 95 percent adequate to surplus.