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South Dakota's fall harvest draws closer to completion

SIOUX FALLS -- The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service says fall harvest drew closer to completion on continued warm, dry weather. The weather left 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Corn harvested was at 89 percent, ahead of 81 percent...

SIOUX FALLS - The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service says fall harvest drew closer to completion on continued warm, dry weather.

The weather left 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork.

Corn harvested was at 89 percent, ahead of 81 percent last year, but equal to the five-year average. Sorghum harvested was at 85 percent, behind 90 percent last year and the 92 percent average. Sunflowers harvested was at 78 percent, ahead of 67 percent last year, but near the 77 percent average.

Winter wheat condition is rated 1 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 54 percent good and 14 percent excellent.

Topsoil moisture supplies are rated 7 percent very short, 24 percent short, 68 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.

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