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South Dakota Harvests Outpace 5-Year Averages
South Dakota Ag Connection - 11/23/2021

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 23% short, 64% adequate, and 5% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 32% short, 53% adequate, and 3% surplus.

Corn harvested was 93%, behind 99% last year, but ahead of 87% for the five-year average.

Winter wheat condition rated 6% very poor, 19% poor, 38% fair, 34% good, and 3% excellent.

Sorghum harvested was 94%, behind 100% last year, but near 92% average.

Sunflowers harvested was 90%, near 88% last year, and ahead of 80% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 29% very poor, 38% poor, 23% fair, 8% good, and 2% excellent.

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

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