South Dakota State University Extension state climatologist Laura Edwards says southern parts of South Dakota are still having challenges getting the crop in the ground. “There’s a little too much water down there still. The northern and central part of the state is doing well. Looks like a warm forecast ahead, which will continue to push progress forward.” Edwards thinks there could be a change in north central South Dakota on the drought monitor. Last week’s rains likely improved conditions. “We are also keeping an eye on the new moderate drought area north of Aberdeen for potential expansion. They’re running behind on rain. With some of these warm temps, we could see an expansion.”
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