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South Dakota farmers make progress with corn and soybeans

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- South Dakota farmers have made considerable progress over the past week planting corn and soybeans. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 84 percent of the corn crop is in the ground, equal to the aver...

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - South Dakota farmers have made considerable progress over the past week planting corn and soybeans.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 84 percent of the corn crop is in the ground, equal to the average pace. About 42 percent of the crop has emerged.

Seeding of soybeans is 56 percent complete, ahead of 47 percent on average. About 13 percent of the crop has emerged.

The state's winter wheat crop is rated 77 percent good to excellent. Nearly one-fourth of the crop has headed.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay is 11 percent done.

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Pasture and range conditions are rated 80 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are rated 92 percent adequate to surplus.

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