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Published October 19, 2009, 04:30 PM

Precip again delays SD harvest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The weekly crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota's row-crop harvest endured more delays last week, and precipitation was the culprit.

By: Associated Press , Worthington Daily Globe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The weekly crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota's row-crop harvest endured more delays last week, and precipitation was the culprit.

Statewide, only 2.1 days were suitable for field work.

The report says 30 percent of the soybean crop had been harvested as of Sunday — but the five-year average is 77 percent.

The corn harvest is just getting under way, with 6 percent harvested. The five-year average is 27 percent.

The entire state recorded precipitation last week. The highest reporting station was Sisseton, with .89 of an inch.

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