Snow cover remains for parts in North Dakota

US Department of Agriculture says snow cover still affecting some parts of North Dakota

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Many areas across North Dakota are still experiencing average or above-average snow depths, though weekend rain did reduce some snow piles.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture say in its weekly crop report that agricultural activities for the week included fertilizer applications, hauling grain to market, and calving and lambing.

Calving was 56 percent complete, while lambing was 70 percent.

Shearing was 83 percent complete, compared to 80 percent the week before.

Cattle and calf conditions were rated 0 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 17 percent fair, 68 percent good and 10 percent excellent.

Sheep and lamb conditions were rated 0 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 18 percent fair, 68 percent good and 9 percent excellent.

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