Farmers make progress on late-season harvest

(AP) – South Dakota farmers continue making progress on the late-season harvest, despite a week with just two days considered suitable for fieldwork.

The federal Agriculture Department in its weekly crop report says four percent of the sunflower crop, 16-percent of the sorghum, 16-percent of the corn and 28-percent of the soybeans are harvested.

Subsoil moisture is rated 62-percent adequate to surplus, and topsoil moisture is 81-percent in those categories.

Pasture and range conditions are rated 45-percent in good to excellent condition, up slightly over the week.