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South Dakotans Get Nearly Perfect Week for Fieldwork
South Dakota Ag Connection - 10/20/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 22% very short, 50% short, 28% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 19% very short, 45% short, 36% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 15% fair, 67% good, and 12% excellent. Corn harvested was 64%, well ahead of 8% last year and 24% for the five-year average.

Soybeans harvested was 90%, well ahead of 27% last year and 60% average.

Winter wheat planted was 97%, near 93% both last year and average. Emerged was 71%, behind 76% last year, and near 72% average.

Sorghum harvested was 83%, well ahead of 14% last year and 32% average.

Sunflowers harvested was 26%, well ahead of 4% last year, and near 22% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 13% very poor, 25% poor, 41% fair, 21% good, and 0% excellent.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, SDSU Extension Service, and other reporters across the state.

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