Weather Affecting Farmers’ Ability to Plant Crops
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Cool and wet conditions are continuing across South Dakota and have limited farmers‘ ability to complete fieldwork.
Winter wheat was jointed at 65 percent and headed at 8 percent. This is behind last year’s pace of 95 percent and the average of 49 percent. Winter wheat conditions were rated 37 percent very poor, 19 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 12 percent good and 0 percent excellent.
Ninety percent of cattle were reported as moved to pasture compared to 84 percent the week before.
Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 47 percent good and 11 percent excellent.
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