SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- South Dakota farmers are trying to finish up seeding of soybeans but the weather isn't cooperating.
The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 94 percent of the soybean crop is planted, slightly behind last year and the five-year average. Widespread severe weather and heavy rain over the past week has hampered farmers.
The report says that crops that are in the ground need sunshine and warm weather to further develop.
South Dakota ranchers continue moving cattle to pasture and harvesting hay. Cattle are rated 91 percent in good to excellent condition, and sheep 89 percent in those categories.
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