Rain hampers ND small grains harvest
FARGO (AP) -- Widespread rain over the past week has hampered the harvest in North Dakota.
The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that the seeding of spring wheat, durum wheat and oats remains behind the average pace, though the barley harvest is nearly complete.
Sugar beets are 9 percent lifted, compared with 4 percent last year and on average.
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