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Published April 06, 2010, 11:21 AM

SD farmers starting to plant small grains

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota farmers are starting to get small grains in the ground despite wet conditions.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota farmers are starting to get small grains in the ground despite wet conditions.

The Agriculture Department says 2 percent of the barley and oats has been seeded and 4 percent of the spring wheat crop has been planted.

Seventy-nine percent of South Dakota’s winter wheat crop has broken dormancy. That is ahead of 26 percent at the same time last year and the five-year average of 61 percent.

The Agriculture Department says 71 percent of the winter wheat crop is in good or excel-lent condition.

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