Weather challenges have been front and center for corn and soybean producers this spring. The cool, wet weather has tightened the window for producers to get crops seeded in the ground. This week’s crop report from the USDA indicates only four-percent of the state’s corn crop is in the ground.
South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Kim Vanneman says it’s been quite a challenge.
The state got dumped on with heavy snow in mid-April during calving season. Vanneman says livestock losses from that storm have not been finalized yet.
The weekly crop report from USDA also states that topsoil moisture supplies statewide remain rated 100% adequate to surplus, and subsoil moisture is still 99% in those categories.