- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Up to 5 inches of moisture over the past week has helped replenish soil moisture across South Dakota.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress report that topsoil moisture supplies are rated only 42 percent short or very short, compared to 74 percent the previous week. Subsoil moisture supplies are rated 59 percent short or very short, compared to 70 percent the previous week.

Stock water supplies statewide are rated 60 percent adequate to surplus.

Corn planting in South Dakota is three-fourths done, and soybean planting is one-third complete. Both are well ahead of the average pace over the past five years. Spring wheat seeding is wrapping up.

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