Soybean, corn planting remains behind in North Dakota

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Soybean and corn planting remains behind last year’s pace in North Dakota.
According to the weekly federal crop report, North Dakota farmers have completed planting 46 percent of soybeans as of Sunday. That’s well behind 66 percent last year and the five-year average of 65 percent. Only 4 percent of soybeans have emerged, compared with 17 percent last year and a 21 percent average.

Corn planting was 63 percent, compared with 83 percent last year and an 85 percent average. Eight percent of corn has emerged, well behind last year’s 30 percent and 43 percent average.
North Dakota’s spring wheat crop is 82 percent planted, compared with 89 percent last year and 87 percent average. Spring wheat was 45 percent emerged, behind 54 percent last year and 62 percent average.

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