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Published August 10, 2010, 02:07 PM

SD small grains harvest more than halfway done

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The small grains harvest is more than half done in South Dakota, but crops in some parts of the state were hindered by unwanted rain.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The small grains harvest is more than half done in South Dakota, but crops in some parts of the state were hindered by unwanted rain.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says warm and dry weather in parts of the state helped farmers complete their tasks, but humid conditions made it uncomfortable for those working outside.

The winter wheat harvest is 96 percent complete. On average, about 92 percent of the harvest is usually done at this time of year.

The spring wheat harvest is also progressing and is now about 54 percent done. That’s behind the average of 62 percent.

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