South Dakota soybean harvest ends; most winter wheat emerged

The soybean harvest has wrapped up in South Dakota, and the harvest of other late-season crops has advanced.

The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the corn harvest is 61 percent complete, the sunflower harvest 69 percent done and the sorghum harvest 73 percent complete.

The winter wheat crop is 95 percent emerged, with more than half of the crop rated fair to good.

In the ranching community, pasture and range conditions are rated 52 percent poor or very poor. Stock water supplies are 49 percent short or very short.