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KHRT AGRICULTURE NEWS - 11/19/18

Weekly Crop Report....

    FARGO, N.D. - For the week ending November 18th, there were 3.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 21 short, 66 adequate, and 8 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 11 percent very short, 24 short, 59 adequate, and 6 surplus.

    Field Crops Report

    Soybeans harvested was 93 percent, behind 100 both last year and for the five-year average.

    Winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 3 poor, 24 fair, 62 good, and 7 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 96 percent, equal to last year.

    Corn harvested was 71 percent, behind 85 last year and 88 average.

    Sunflowers harvested was 74 percent, behind 86 last year and 83 average.

    Pasture and Range Report

    Pasture and range conditions rated 7 percent very poor, 17 poor, 45 fair, 29 good, and 2 excellent.

    Stock water supplies rated 8 percent very short, 28 short, 62 adequate, and 2 surplus.

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    HORACE, N.D. - Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting, harvesting, haying and livestock feeding assistance free of charge to farm and ranch families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, has received a check from the Peaceful Valley Pheasants Forever chapter in the amount of $15,000.
 
    Peaceful Valley Pheasants Forever is an organization based in Tioga, ND, dedicated to wildlife habitat conservation, youth education and opportunities in the outdoors. Each year, the nonprofit chapter holds an annual banquet for its members and supporters to raise money for numerous local causes. Farm Rescue was honored to be among the beneficiaries at this year's banquet, held on October 13 at the Tioga Airport.
 
    Members of the Peaceful Valley Pheasants Forever chapter also attended the annual Farm Rescue Banquet on November 3 to present a check to Farm Rescue Founder & President, Bill Gross.
 
    "Thank you to the Peaceful Valley Pheasants Forever chapter for their strong support of our mission," said Bill Gross, Founder & President, Farm Rescue. "They have completed several incredibly successful fundraisers for Farm Rescue throughout the past five years. Their support has allowed us to help many families in the region."
 
    Throughout its history, Farm Rescue has assisted more than a dozen families in the Tioga area and many more across western North Dakota. The Peaceful Valley Pheasants Forever board of directors also includes several farmers and ranchers, who say they've seen the positive impact that Farm Rescue has had throughout the region.

 


   (Copyright 2018 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

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