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Published September 08, 2010, 08:32 AM

SD farmers make progress on winter wheat seeding

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A good week for fieldwork has given South Dakota farmers an opportunity to cut silage and seed winter wheat.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A good week for fieldwork has given South Dakota farmers an opportunity to cut silage and seed winter wheat.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 12 percent of the state’s winter wheat crop is planted, on pace with the average.

Development of the corn crop in South Dakota is ahead of the average. Harvesting of corn silage is 39 percent complete, compared to just 6 percent last year at the same time.

Pastures in the state are rated 63 percent in good to excellent condition, compared to 51 percent on average. Cattle are 92 percent in good to excellent condition, and sheep are rated 87 percent in those categories.

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