Most South Dakota crops good, pasture conditions vary


Most South Dakota crops good, pasture conditions vary

The USDA says South Dakota crops are doing well in most areas. 

Corn is rated as 72% good and 14% excellent, with 89% of the corn silking and 32% in dough stage which is way ahead of both last year and the average. 

Seventy-two percent of Soybeans are in good condition with 13% rated excellent.  Soybean blooming is near average at 82%, and 64% of the state’s beans are setting pods.

Eighty-seven percent of South Dakota’s winter wheat is harvested, which is near average but way ahead of last year. 

Sixty-four percent of the state’s oats are harvested, with 59% in good or excellent condition.  Sorghum is rated 69% good to excellent.  South Dakota pastures have mixed conditions, with 14% in poor condition, 37% fair, 43% good, and only 3% in excellent condition.

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