South Dakota State University Extension State Climatologist Laura Edwards says the northern part of South Dakota had drier conditions in the last week. The corn is variable. “Corn is finally emerging from the fields that were planted weeks ago. Now, we finally have enough growing degree days for the crop to emerge,” she says. “I also traveled east in Minnesota last week along Highway 12 and saw lots of corn emerged.” Edwards says soybeans are being planted. “Farmers can still get a good crop if they can get seeds in the ground. There’s also lots of water out there in the southern part of the state and some farmers are taking prevented plant.”
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