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Warmer weather improves farm conditions in South Dakota

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Pastures are beginning to turn green following warm weather and sunshine in South Dakota.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that the spring-like conditions resulted in 1.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Activities included caring for livestock and preparing for spring planting.

Winter wheat conditions were rated 16% very poor, 35% poor, 43% fair, 6% good and 0% excellent.

Calving was 77% complete and lambing was 85% complete.

Cattle and calf conditions were rated as 1% very poor, 6% poor, 29% fair, 57% good, and 7% excellent.

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