AGRICULTURE

Crop and Pasture Conditions in the Dakotas

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South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Seventy percent of South Dakota’s winter wheat crop is rated in good to excellent condition as the year comes to a close.

The latest USDA crop report says most areas of South Dakota saw below-normal temperatures and average snowfall during the month.

Cattle and calf conditions across the state are rated 85 percent good to excellent, and 86 percent of sheep and lambs are in those categories.

Stock water supplies are rated 89 percent adequate to surplus, and hay and forage supplies are 98 percent adequate to surplus.

North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Eighty-one percent of North Dakota’s winter wheat crop is rated in good to excellent condition as the year comes to a close.

The latest USDA crop report says cattle and calf conditions across the state are rated 87 percent good to excellent, though colder-than-normal temperatures during Dec. increased livestock feed usage across much of the state.

Stock water supplies are rated 97 percent adequate to surplus, and hay and forage supplies are 98 percent adequate to surplus.