- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A week of warm, dry weather in South Dakota has benefited spring wheat planting in the state.

The weekly crop report from the federal Agriculture Department says nearly one-third of the winter wheat crop is now in the ground.

Drought is still impacting soil moisture. The report says nearly half of the topsoil moisture is rated short or very short, and nearly two-thirds of the subsoil moisture is in those categories.

In the ranching community, pasture and range conditions are rated 58 percent poor or very poor. Stock water supplies are 56 percent in those categories.

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows nearly three-fourths of South Dakota in some stage of drought.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide