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Minimal Crop Damage from Cold Temps Expected

South Dakota State University

According to the latest report from the United State's Department of Agriculture, the nation’s corn and soybean farmers are expected to harvest record yields this year. Despite that strong forecast, there have been concerns that the recent, early cold weather in South Dakota could have a negative impact on the local harvest. State climatologist Dennis Todey joined Dakota Midday and said that even though a cool summer has delayed the maturation of the state's corn, the cold temperatures likely caused minimal damage.

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