the republic logo

Snow, cold weather slows down corn, sunflower harvesting for producers across South Dakota

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — Snowfall and below-normal temperatures slowed harvesting progress across South Dakota, but producers remained ahead of last year's place for corn and sunflowers.

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that corn was 92 percent harvested, ahead of the 87 percent mark last year. Sunflowers were 80 percent harvested, well ahead of last year's 61 percent pace.

The report listed the amount of sorghum harvested at 95 percent, ahead of the 87 percent completed at this time a year ago.

Pasture and range conditions were rated 8 percent excellent, 49 percent good, 32 percent fair, 9 percent poor and 2 percent very poor.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.