- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says most of South Dakota received some precipitation last week, helping topsoil and subsoil moisture levels.

The Agricultural Statistics Service says the heaviest amounts of precipitation fell in the north central and southeast parts of the state.

Topsoil moisture supplies are rated 4 percent very short, 20 percent short, 71 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies are rated 5 percent very short, 24 percent short, 69 percent adequate and percent 2 surplus. The precipitation and above average temperatures provided 3.3 days suitable for fieldwork.

The winter wheat crop is rated 1 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 58 percent good and 8 percent excellent. Spring wheat planted is at 8 percent, near last year’s 12 percent and the five-year average of 10 percent.

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