South Dakota crops see decline in conditions


South Dakota crops see decline in conditions

Crop conditions declined slightly last week in South Dakota.

The USDA says the state’s corn condition rating declined one percentage point to 74 percent good to excellent.

Soybeans were also one percentage point lower on the week at 69 percent. Eighteen percent of the crop was blooming, behind 32 percent for both last year and the five-year average.

Winter wheat is rated 40 percent good to excellent, down seven percent from last week. Ten percent of the crop has been harvested, near 14 percent last year.

Pasture and range conditions declined three percentage points to 43 percent good to excellent.