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SD wheat, oats and barley harvesting coming to end

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- It was another hot, dry week for South Dakota crops, except in the north-central part of the state, which got some much-needed rain.

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The National Agricultural Statistics Service says topsoil moisture supplies for the week ending Sunday were 13 percent very short, 42 percent short, 44 percent adequate and just 1 percent surplus.

The winter wheat, spring wheat, oats and barley harvests are all nearing an end.

Corn at the mature stage was 1 percent, behind 16 percent last year and the 5 percent average.

Soybeans are behind last year in setting pods but ahead of average.

Sunflower blooming was 98 percent, near last year and equal to average.

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