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Published August 13, 2013, 10:11 AM

USDA: Warmer temps needed to advance SD crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says warmer temperatures are needed to advance crop development in South Dakota.

By: Associated Press,

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says warmer temperatures are needed to advance crop development in South Dakota.

USDA in its weekly crop report says winter wheat is 73 percent harvested, behind the 93 percent average and last year’s completion by this date.

Spring wheat is 21 percent harvested, well behind the 99 percent last year and 61 percent average. The condition is rated 2 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 36 percent good and 5 percent excellent.

South Dakota saw precipitation across the western and southern parts of the state, and topsoil moisture supplies are rated 3 percent very short, 28 percent short, 65 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus.

There were 5.3 days for fieldwork.

Pasture and range conditions are mostly fair and good.

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