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October 10, 2017 06:37 PM

After Frosty Morning, Rainy Weekend Is Bad News For Farmers

Sioux Falls

Tuesday morning's cold temperatures put a stop to the growing season for much of KELOLAND. 

Overnight lows dipped into the 20s, and even teens for some local areas, which is just too cold for plants. And looking at the current state of the South Dakota harvest, it's been a tough and slow start to the harvest season due to the rain.

Normally by this time of year, near 30 percent of the corn has been harvested and 65 percent of the beans have been harvested and we are well behind that. 

And looking ahead at the forecast, the outlook is not looking very hopeful. Another round of rain and clouds is expected to move through the Midwest and KELOLAND later this week and into part of the weekend.

But history has shown that KELOLAND normally dries out during the second half of October and that's when farmers have been known to harvest over a half million acres of land in a week. So even though the outlook for this weekend isn't good, there is still hope in the long run. 
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