- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The harvest of small grains crops in South Dakota is in the latter stages.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that about 74 percent of the barley, 86 percent of the spring wheat and 95 percent of the oats are in the bin. All three crops are on pace with the average or ahead of it.

Development of the corn, soybean and sunflower crops in the state also is near the average.

Pasture and range conditions in South Dakota are rated 60 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are rated 77 percent adequate to surplus.

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