Severe thunderstorms moved across central South Dakota Thursday, from Pierre to Long Lake, which is on the North Dakota border. “We had the report of 9.2 inches of rain in Long Lake,” said James Telken, meteorologist, National Weather Service. Even before this huge rain, there were pockets where farmers were struggling to get a crop planted. Dairyland Seed District Sales Manager Keith Rekow says one of those areas is in the Watertown, South Dakota area. “Some farmers still haven’t had much tillage.” Rekow expects to see a small amount of prevent plant acres.
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