SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Crop development continues to be well ahead of averages, but severe storms caused crop damage in some parts of the state.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that storms produced hail in some areas, damaging crops. Precipitation was generally less than an inch statewide. A few places recorded totals greater than an inch.
Development advanced for all crops, but there were signs of stress from lack of moisture.
Corn had an average height of 18 inches, ahead of the five year average of 10 inches, with 94 percent of the crop cultivated or sprayed once.
Soybeans were at 97 percent emerged, ahead of the five year average of 73 percent.