Dry conditions helped propel harvest progress in South Dakota last week.
The USDA says 64% of the state’s corn has been harvested, well ahead of the five-year average of 40%. Thirty-seven percent of the crop is in good-to-excellent condition.
Soybean harvest is 93% finished, ahead of the average pace of 74%.
Winter wheat growers have planted 96% of the crop. Sixty-two percent has emerged.
Sorghum harvest reached 68% completion last week, while the state’s sunflower harvest is 32% done.