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About 1 percent of South Dakota's corn crop has been planted. (File photo)

South Dakota farmers start planting corn crop

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota farmers have started planting this year's corn crop.

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The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 1 percent of the state's corn crop is seeded, compared to 3 percent on average.

South Dakota farmers are expected to plant 5.8 million acres of corn this year, down 6 percent from last year.

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