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Rainy, warm weather continues to boost SD crops

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Scattered rain and above-normal temperatures continued to boost crop development in South Dakota over the past week.

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The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop and weather report that there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork on average. Topsoil moisture supplies are rated 4 percent very short, 21 percent short, 70 percent and 5 percent surplus.

Spring wheat turning color was at 69 percent, behind 100 percent at this time last year.

Pasture and range conditions are 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 59 percent good and 15 percent excellent.

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