- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Parts of South Dakota got much-needed rain over the past week, but hot temperatures and strong winds continue to exacerbate drought conditions in many areas.

The weekly crop report from the federal Agriculture Department says topsoil moisture supplies statewide are rated 63 percent short or very short, and subsoil moisture is 58 percent in those categories.

Less than half of the state’s corn and soybean crops are rated in good to excellent condition, and only 13 percent of the spring wheat crop is in those categories.

In the ranching community, pasture and range conditions are rated 45 percent poor or very poor. Stock water supplies are 65 percent adequate to surplus

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide