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Published October 19, 2010, 01:53 PM

SD row crop harvest ahead of average pace

SIOUX FALLS, N.D. — Dry conditions over the past week have helped South Dakota farmers stay ahead of the average pace with the row crop harvest.

SIOUX FALLS, N.D. — Dry conditions over the past week have helped South Dakota farmers stay ahead of the average pace with the row crop harvest.

The Agriculture Department also says in its weekly crop and weather report that the seeding of winter wheat in the state is close to wrapping up.

Thirty-four percent of the corn-for-grain crop is harvested, compared with 23 percent on average. Eighty-five percent of the soybean crop is in the bin, well ahead of the 66 percent average.

South Dakota pastures are rated 62 percent in good to excellent condition. Cattle are rated 90 percent and sheep 89 percent in those categories.

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