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Crops, pastures affected in Edmunds County, South Dakota
8/4/2017 4:31:29 PM

Edmunds County, SD

Start Date: 4/1/2017 - End Date: 8/4/2017
Our farm is located in the southeast corner of Edmunds County. To date, we have received a total of .61 of measurable rainfall this entire spring. Some corn and soybean fields have not fully germinated therefore displaying very spotty crop growth. Wheat is short and heading out. Our pastures are at a standstill, with little growth, and our cool season grass has no growth and at this point is probably done for the year. Alfalfa hay yields: .6 to .8 ton per acre. From Edmunds County, South Dakota, on June 12, 2017