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54% of South Dakota corn and soybeans rated good to excellent

The USDA says warm and dry weather put some heat stress on crops last week in South Dakota.

Corn condition declined two percentage points to 54% good to excellent. Eighty-five percent of the crop is in the dough stage, near the five-year average, and 1% of the crop is mature.

The state’s soybean crop declined five percentage points to 54% good to excellent. Ninety-one percent of the crop is setting pods, equal to the five-year average, and 7% is dropping leaves.

South Dakota’s winter wheat harvest has wrapped up and the spring wheat harvest has reached 91% completion.

Oats harvested for grain was 91% finished, behind the five-year average of 94%.

Sorghum condition rated 61% good to excellent with 2% of the crop mature.

The state’s sunflowers were rated 54% good to excellent with 93% of the crop blooming.

Pasture and range conditions are rated 54% good to excellent.

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