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Fieldwork not yet started in most of South Dakota, some spring wheat seeding has begun


SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — Fieldwork has yet to start for most South Dakota farmers, but spring wheat seeding has begun in some localities.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that most of the state reported adequate soil moisture with topsoil moisture supplies rated 15 percent short, 80 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies are rated 1 percent very short, 14 percent short, 83 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.

Agricultural activities for the week ending April 6 included hauling grain and hay, getting equipment ready for spring planting, spreading fertilizer, and calving.

Statewide, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork.

Most ranchers reported good calving conditions.

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