Dry Conditions Persist Across The Area

Dry Conditions Persist Across The Area

As dry conditions persist across South Dakota and no significant rain in sight, area producers are scrambling for ways to feed their cattle.

South Dakota Senator John Thune is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to utilize administrative authority to release Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for emergency haying and grazing.

Thune says with over ninety five percent of South Dakota in drought conditions, this is a temporary solution…

Thune adds that he is hopeful that the Department of Ag will release the acres…

As of March, South Dakota had nearly 1.4 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program.