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South Dakotans Get 6.8 Days Suitable for Fieldwork

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 42% very short, 42% short, 15% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 41% very short, 41% short, 17% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Corn condition rated 15% very poor, 17% poor, 31% fair, 34% good, and 3% excellent. Corn harvested was 64%, near 62% last year, and well ahead of 40% for the fiveyear average. Soybeans harvested was 93%, near 92% last year, and ahead of 74% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 22% poor, 42% fair, 34% good, and 1% excellent. Winter wheat planted was 96%, near 98% last year, and equal to average. Emerged was 62%, near 66% last year, and behind 77% average.

Sorghum harvested was 68%, behind 78% last year, but well ahead of 47% average.

Sunflowers harvested was 32%, behind 41% last year, but ahead of 26% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 30% very poor, 33% poor, 26% fair, 11% good, and 0% 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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