Spring wheat harvest getting underway in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The spring wheat harvest is underway in South Dakota, while the winter wheat harvest is nearing the halfway point.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 2 percent of the spring wheat is in the bin, well behind the long-term average of 18 percent.

The winter wheat harvest is 43 percent complete, well ahead of last year's pace but behind the average of 49 percent. About three-fourths of the staple winter wheat crop is rated fair or better.

About three-fourths of South Dakota's corn and soybean crops are rated in good to excellent condition.

Pasture and range conditions statewide are rated two-thirds good to excellent.


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