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At 95 Percent Done, S.D. Corn Harvest Nearly Double 2019 Pace
South Dakota Ag Connection - 11/17/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 15% very short, 36% short, 49% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 17% very short, 43% short, 40% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Corn harvested was 95%, well ahead of 49% last year, and ahead of 80% for the five-year average.

Winter wheat condition rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 31% fair, 57% good, and 10% excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 94%, near 97% both last year and average.

Sunflowers harvested was 81%, well ahead of 48% last year, and ahead of 75% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 14% very poor, 22% poor, 45% fair, 19% 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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