User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


79° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Agriculture

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Of SD In Moderate To Severe Drought

July 12, 2012, 7:24 PM

Most Of SD In Moderate To Severe Drought
PIERRE, SD -

A report shows most of South Dakota is in moderate to severe drought, with conditions worsening.

The U.S. Drought Monitor indicates that 77 percent of South Dakota is now considered to be in moderate to severe drought. Nearly 20 percent of the state is in severe drought.

State Climatologist Dennis Todey says this is the most widespread drought in the Corn Belt since 1988. He says precipitation across the state last week was less than one inch, except for the northwest and some other local areas.

Todey says nearly all parts of South Dakota have set records for average temperatures since March 1, and precipitation has been well below average in the past 60 days.

Officials say hay production is suffering and row crops are showing signs of stress.

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored

 


View agriculture

You may also like

Vesicular Stomatitis Cases Confirmed In South Dakota Animals

7/31/2015 1:35 PM

South Dakota's Animal Industry Board says two cases of vesicular stomatitis virus have been confirmed in livestock in the western part of the stat...

Full Story
Big Feedlots Report 18 Percent Increase In Cattle From 2014

7/25/2015 1:00 PM

South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 230,000 cattle on feed on July 1, up 18 percent from last year.

Full Story
Spring Wheat Harvest Getting Underway

7/28/2015 7:53 AM

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 2 percent of the spring wheat is in the bin, well behind the long-term average of 18 pe...

Full Story
Monday Ag Markets

7/27/2015 1:47 PM

Here's a look at agriculture markets as of noon Monday.

Full Story
Wednesday Ag Markets

7/29/2015 1:44 PM

Here's a look at agriculture markets as of noon Wednesday:

Full Story


Events