Spring planting well behind average pace in South Dakota


In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019 photo, flooding causes corn to burst out of a grain silos on a farm in Bellevue, Neb. This spring’s massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage. The flooding […]

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Spring planting remains well behind the average pace in South Dakota after bad weather and flooding last month.
The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 8% of the spring wheat crop and 7% of the oats crop are seeded. Normally at this time of year, 60% of spring wheat and 62% of oats are in the ground.
Topsoil moisture supplies statewide remain rated 100% adequate to surplus, and subsoil moisture is still 99% in those categories.
The state’s winter wheat crop is rated 2% poor, 41% fair, 55% good and 2% excellent.

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