SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota farmers made significant progress on the corn, sorghum and sunflower harvests over the past week, before snow began falling.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower harvest is 70 percent done, near the average pace. The corn harvest is 84 percent done and the sorghum harvest 92 percent complete —both ahead of the average.

Ninety-one percent of the state's winter wheat crop has now emerged, with 70 percent of the crop rated in good to excellent condition.

Pasture and range conditions in South Dakota are rated 59 percent good to excellent. Stockwater supplies are rated 77 percent adequate to surplus.

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