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Weekly Crop Report

Weekly Crop Report
Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up
The Associated Press - November 21, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The fall harvest in South Dakota is close to wrapping up.

The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower harvest is 89 percent complete, the sorghum harvest 90 percent done and the corn harvest 92 percent complete.

The report says weather over the week was favorable for farmers finishing their harvest, completing fall tillage and applying fertilizer.

The state's winter wheat crop is rated 57 percent fair, good or excellent.

In the ranching community, pasture and range conditions are rated 52 percent poor or very poor. Stock water supplies are 48 percent short or very short.

Meanwhile,

Warm weather in North Dakota over the past week means some farmers might not finish their corn and sunflower harvests until spring.

The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that snowmelt might have made some crops too wet to harvest this fall.

The corn harvest is 86 percent done and the sunflower harvest is 87 percent complete.

The state's winter wheat crop is rated 58 percent in fair, good or excellent condition.

In the ranching community, pasture and range conditions are rated 69 percent poor or very poor. Stock water supplies are 59 percent short or very short.



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