SD Corn Harvest Near Done; Low Prices Big Concern



SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers have harvested most of this year’s row crops and the frigid weather shouldn’t hurt grain still in the field, though fall tillage is probably over because the ground is frozen.

The National Agriculture Statistics Service says in its weekly crop report that dry weather helped the remaining harvest wrap up in most areas.

Soybeans are done and the corn harvest is an estimated 95 percent complete. That’s behind last year when it was out of the field but ahead of the 84 percent average for this time of year.

The big ongoing concern is low prices for corn and soybeans.

South Dakota Corn Utilization Council president Brian Smith, of Montrose, said the next year is going to be interesting because of all the corn out there.

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