SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota farmers used several days of warm, dry weather to make substantial progress getting the corn crop in the ground.
Forty-four percent of the crop had been planted as of Sunday, up from 17 percent a week earlier.
The Agricultural Statistics Service said the five-year average shows 55 percent of the corn crop is planted by this time.
Soybean planting is 5 percent complete. Farmers still haven't finished seeding small grains, which also trails the five-year average.
The weekly report shows 37 percent of the state has too much topsoil moisture, while 62 percent is adequate.