Rain limits crop activity for farmers in S. Dakota

US Department of Agriculture says rain limits crop activity for farmers in South Dakota

Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Rain across much of South Dakota limited planting activities for farmers last week.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that producers had on average only 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork.

Winter wheat conditions were rated 35 percent very poor, 29 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 7 percent good and 0 percent excellent.

Sixty-three percent of cattle were reported as moved to pasture compared to 43 percent the week before.

Cattle and calf conditions were rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.

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