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South Dakota winter wheat rating rises

The USDA’s winter wheat rating for South Dakota was up from January to February. 58% of that crop is in good to excellent condition, 5% more than a month ago and 35% above a year ago. That’s largely to improved soil moisture levels thanks to... Read More.

Cotton production down as rice rises

U.S. rice production rose in 2023 as cotton production fell. The USDA says 218.291 million hundredweight of all types of rice were produced last year, up 36% from 2022, thanks to larger acreage totals and a higher average yield at 7,649 pounds per acre.... Read More.

Spring wheat production rises

U.S. spring wheat production was up from 2022 to 2023. The USDA says the crop was 504.9 million bushels, an increase of 22.23 million as larger planted and harvested area canceled out a fractional decrease in yield to 46 bushels per acre. In 2022,... Read More.