USDA says more than half of South Dakota’s crops are getting adequate moisture.
As of Sunday, the state’s moisture supply was 56% adequate, 3% surplus, 33% short, and 8% very short. Subsoil moisture needs more replenishing, as only 49% is adequate with 38% short, 11% very short, and just 2% surplus.
Fifty-eight percent of South Dakota’s corn is good or excellent. Sixty-three percent of the corn is silking, well ahead of the five-year average.