- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - More rain across South Dakota in the past week boosted field and livestock moisture supplies.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress report that topsoil moisture totals were rated 6 percent very short, 14 percent short, 74 percent adequate and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 7 percent very short, 23 percent short, 67 percent adequate and 3 percent surplus.

Pasture and range conditions were rated 2 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 39 percent good and 16 percent excellent. Stock water supplies rated 5 percent very short, 17 percent short, 71 percent adequate and 7 percent surplus.

The report says there were five days suitable for fieldwork.



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