SD Agriculture Secretary optimistic about the upcoming harvest

HURON, S.D.(KELO)-The South Dakota State Fair took place over Labor Day weekend.

That means it’s time for a lot of farmers to take a break and compare notes on their crops.

State Agriculture Secretary Hunter Roberts says it’s been a year of “almost” in many places.

Things looked tough early in the eastern part of the state, but he says things are headed in the right direction now.

Roberts says the western part of the state received more rain than normal, and crop production is strong this year.