SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — Spring wheat harvest in South Dakota is lagging behind totals from last year at the time and the five-year average.
The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that spring wheat harvested was at 88 percent, behind the five-year average and last year's figure of 99 percent.
Barley harvested was at 89 percent, trailing the five-year average of 98 percent and the 96 percent figure from last year.
Pasture and range conditions were rated 12 percent excellent, 56 percent good, 26 percent fair, 5 percent poor and 1 percent very poor.
The report says below-normal temperatures persisted across most of the state.
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