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Published August 23, 2011, 10:02 AM

SD small grain harvesting on schedule

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Agriculture Department says South Dakota had a week of mostly favorable weather with some areas receiving much-needed rain.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Agriculture Department says South Dakota had a week of mostly favorable weather with some areas receiving much-needed rain.

The agency says in its weekly crop and weather report that small grain harvesting is on schedule with the exception of barley.

Some areas of the state sustained crop damage last week from hail storms and dry conditions have cropped up in a few locations.

Cattle and sheep conditions remain steady in the good to excellent range despite some pastures showing signs of stress from lack of rain.

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