Very little change in South Dakota crop conditions
Crops in South Dakota didn’t have much change in conditions over the last week.
Farmer Stuart Samson of Eden tells Brownfield they’ve caught a few timely rain showers that brought some relief. “All in all, things are hanging in there pretty good,” he said. “Our wet spring is kind of carrying us right now. I think our subsoil is helping us hang in there.”
The USDA says corn conditions are unchanged from the previous week at 65 percent good to excellent. Soybeans improved one percentage point to 65 percent good to excellent.
Samson says some areas of the state are drier than others. “We’re greener for sure,” he said. “There’s a lot of areas that look pretty good, but we look probably as good as anywhere.”
Winter wheat harvest is 77 percent finished, compared to 88 percent last year. Pasture and range conditions are rated 29 percent good to excellent.