With the devastating flooding that South Dakota and it's neighboring states are experiencing, it is no surprise that soil moisture is the least of our worries.

With the 2019 planting season rapidly approaching, we do take a look at the latest monthly crop report. Soil moisture supplies appear in good shape in South Dakota as the spring nears.

Farmers will be taking all readings into consideration as they do their final preparation to put the crops in the ground soon.

The Agriculture Department (USDA) says in its monthly crop report that topsoil moisture supplies in the state are rated 99 percent adequate to surplus, and subsoil moisture is 97 percent in those categories.

The state's winter wheat crop also looks to be in good shape, with only 3 percent of the crop rated less than fair.

The March report is the last monthly report. Weekly reports come out starting in April.

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