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Weekly Crop Report...

    FARGO, N.D. - For the week ending November 11th, there were 3.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 20 short, 69 adequate, and 6 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 9 percent very short, 28 short, 58 adequate, and 5 surplus.

    Field Crops Report

    Soybeans harvested was 91 percent, behind 99 both last year and for the five-year average.

    Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 23 fair, 64 good, and 10 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 94 percent, equal to last year.

    Corn harvested was 62 percent, behind 74 last year and 78 average.

    Sunflowers harvested was 68 percent, behind 80 last year and 74 average.

    Pasture and Range Report

    Pasture and range conditions rated 7 percent very poor, 18 poor, 43 fair, 31 good, and 1 excellent.

    Stock water supplies rated 8 percent very short, 27 short, 64 adequate, and 1 surplus.


    FARGO, N.D. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 42 states, including North Dakota, for its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS).
    "County-level yields have a direct impact on farmers around the State.  USDA's Farm Service Agency uses the data in administering producer programs such as the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) included in the 2014 Farm Bill, and in determining disaster assistance program calculations," said Darin Jantzi, North Dakota State Statistician.  "NASS cannot publish a county yield unless it receives enough reports from producers in that county to make a statistically defensible estimate. So, it is very important that producers respond to this survey.  In 2017, NASS was unable to publish several large producing counties due to an insufficient number of responses."

    "As required by Federal law, all responses are completely confidential," Jantzi continued.  "We safeguard the privacy of all respondents, ensuring that no individual operation or producer can be identified.  Individual responses are also exempt from the Freedom of Information Act."

    Many producers respond by mail or on-line via NASS's secure reporting website. NASS will also contact producers by phone or in person, particularly in low-response counties, to ensure producers their opportunity to represent North Dakota agriculture. County-level data for corn, soybeans, and sunflowers will be available in February 2019, canola and flaxseed in March 2019, and dry edible peas, lentils, dry edible beans and hay in April 2019.


    BISMARCK, ND - The Northern Canola Growers Association will hold their 21st Annual Canola Expo on Tuesday, December 4th, at the Langdon Activity Center. Keynote speaker will be Randy Martinson from Martinson Ag Risk Management talking about the oilseed markets and changes for 2019. Registration begins at 8:30 am with seminars beginning at 9 am. For more information visit
    FARGO, ND - The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council is pleased to announce the addition of Heidie Haugo to their staff as Communications Director.

    Haugo graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in May 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education. She was most recently employed with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association as a District Field Manager for West Central Minnesota.

    "Growing up on a hog and crop farm in South Central Minnesota, and past experience with a state corn commodity organization, will be incredibly valuable as I work to advance the mission of the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council," says Haugo. "I look forward to working with and for corn farmers statewide!"

    Haugo's duties will include writing and layout of Council's annual report, coordinating events and Council meetings, representing the Council at trade shows, fairs and other events, and managing education and promotion for the ND Corn Utilization Council.

    The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) was created in 1991 and consists of 7 members representing seven districts. The NDCUC oversees how North Dakota's corn checkoff dollars are spent on research, education and promotion of corn and corn products.



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