Rain in Past Week Boosts Soil Moisture in South Dakota

August 25, 2016 04:19 AM

Rain over the past week has boosted soil moisture in South Dakota.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that topsoil supplies statewide are rated 63 percent adequate to surplus, up from 57 percent the previous week. Subsoil moisture is rated 57 percent, up from 53 percent.

Pasture and range conditions in South Dakota are rated 38 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are 68 percent adequate to surplus. Both are on par with the previous week.

The report says the state's winter wheat harvest is virtually wrapped up, at 96 percent complete. The spring wheat harvest also is winding down, at 89 percent done.

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