- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Mild weather in South Dakota in March benefited calving and early fieldwork in the state.

The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop report that cattle, calf, sheep and lamb losses are rated average to light. Hay and roughage supplies are rated 97 percent adequate to surplus.

The report says topsoil moisture statewide is rated 70 percent adequate or surplus and subsoil moisture is 67 percent in those categories.

The condition of South Dakota’s winter wheat crop is rated 62 percent good to excellent.

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