Agriculture officials say ideal weather conditions in South Dakota have pushed the row crop harvest far ahead of last year's pace and the five-year average.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that 55 percent of corn for grain has been harvested, ahead of the five-year average and last year's mark of 6 percent. About 96 percent of corn was in the mature stage.
Seventy-nine percent of soybeans had been harvested, ahead of the five-year average of 16 percent. Sunflowers were 14 percent harvested, compared to the five-year average of 1 percent.
The report says winter wheat was 50 percent planted.
Range and pasture conditions were rated 44 percent very poor, 34 percent poor, 19 percent fair and 3 percent good.
Most Popular Today
Sioux Falls No Longer Best Small City
Plans For New Data Center In Sioux Falls
- 3.Retail & Restaurants
Best Things To Buy In August
Saving Money On Life Insurance
- 5.Retail & Restaurants
New Sport Clips Opening At Dawley Farm
- 6.Your Money Matters
See Inside Businesses On Google Maps
- 7.Technology, School Supplies
Back To School Shopping With Technology
- 8.Your Money Matters
Dawley Farm Village Expands
Thursday Morning Business Brief
Friday Morning Business Brief