Area Farmers Facing Mixed Emotions

Area Farmers Facing Mixed Emotions

As hot, dry conditions persist across southeastern South Dakota, many area farmers are concerned about this year’s crop.

Over seventy percent of South Dakota is currently in the extreme drought category, and with temperatures predicted over one hundred degrees in the next few days, many farmers are wondering what to do next.

SDSU Regional Crop Specialist Sara Bauder of Tyndall says that the hot weather is causing the small grains to be harvested earlier than normal…

Bauder adds that as far as corn and soybeans go, it’s a little difficult to tell quite yet…

Bauder adds that as she talks with farmers on a daily basis, some farmers are very disappointed and some are grateful for any type of crop with this heat.