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South Dakota producer welcomes rain

A farmer in central South Dakota says the weekend rains are good news for the crops. Todd Yackley farms near Onida and tells Brownfield… “We got anywhere from 1 to 2 inches in our county and surrounding counties had 6 to 10 inches of rain,”... Read More.

South Dakota crops could use more rain

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... Read More.

Most South Dakota crops benefited from rains

Nearly three-quarters of South Dakota’s crops are getting needed rain, but there are still several dry areas.  USDA’s Erik Gerlach reports the state’s topsoil moisture levels are 7% very short, 26% short, 60% adequate, and 7% surplus.  Subsoil moisture ratings show the state... Read More.

Corn advancing in South Dakota

South Dakota’s corn is starting to enter its reproductive growing phases. USDA says 7% of the corn in the state is silking with the crop rated 56% good to excellent. South Dakota’s soybean conditions are rated 53% good to excellent with 23% of the crop... Read More.

South Dakota corn starts to silk

Corn has started silking in South Dakota. USDA says 1% of the crop is at that stage and corn condition is rated 49% good to excellent. Soybean conditions are rated 48% good to excellent with 13% of soybeans blooming and no pods setting yet. Winter wheat... Read More.

Forage supplies are short in South Dakota

A forage specialist says the back-to-back drought years are causing a shortage of hay in South Dakota. The U.S. Drought Monitor says 78% of South Dakota is experiencing dry conditions with 5% of the state in extreme drought. Sara Bauder with South Dakota State University... Read More.