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Snow cover a concern for some winter wheat stands

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)--Despite snow accumulation in winter wheat-producing areas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers report that high winds have blown a lot if it away.

Farmers count on snow to cover and protect winter wheat, which is planted in the fall and lies dormant over the winter.

The USDA, in a report, says some farmers in Bennett County report their winter wheat fields are covered with thick ice.

Still, 86 percent of the winter wheat is rated either good or fair.

The report shows little problem with cattle, sheep and with feed and water supplies as of the end of December.

The USDA also says last month was one of the top 15 coldest on record.

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Date: 1/13/09


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