South Dakota’s office of the National Ag Statistics Service says crop conditions declined last week with little or no precipitation received in most of the state.
51% of topsoil and 50% of subsoil are said to be short or very short of moisture, and 48% of pastures and rangelands are called good to excellent.
Most of the feed and water supplies for livestock are said to be adequate, but the short to very short ratings are above this time last year.
93% of cattle and 96% of sheep are in good to excellent shape.
71% of corn, 81% of soybeans, 71% of spring wheat, and 59% of winter wheat are reported to be in good to excellent condition.