South Dakota Crops Boosted By Rainy And Warm Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Timely rains and above-normal temperatures have boosted crop development in South Dakota over the past week.

The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop and weather report that parts of the west still are in need of moisture. Statewide, topsoil moisture supplies are rated 77 percent adequate to surplus, and subsoil moisture is 72 percent adequate to surplus.

Haying is in full swing across the state. The report says 73 percent of South Dakota’s alfalfa crop is rated good to excellent.

Pasture and range conditions are rated 75 percent good to excellent, and stock water supplies are 83 percent adequate to surplus.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Forestburg Man Charged With DUI After Crashing Into Building


Lee Hinker, 57, crashed into the Avera Brady Health and Rehab building on South Ohlman in Mitchell.

in Local

I-90 In Minnehaha County Shut Down After Body Found

SD sign

The body was found on the interstate at about 10:45 p.m.

in Local

Madison Man Charged In Child’s Death

police 1

21-year old Jacob Meinders faces several charges in the death of a 3-year old.

in Local

Charges Filed Against Harrisburg School Shooter


Mason Buhl, 16, Sioux Falls, is charged with attempted murder.