South Dakota farmers are making progress on soybean harvest as October begins.
USDA says 20% of the soybeans are harvested, slightly behind the average pace. Only 16% of South Dakota’s corn has been harvested so far. The crop conditions are rated 43% good to excellent and 46% good to excellent, respectively.
Sorghum harvest is underway with 11% of the crop harvested. Sunflower harvest has just begun at 1% complete.
USDA says 70% of the winter wheat is planted in the state with 26% of the crop emerged.