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Rain Limits Crop Activity for Farmers in South Dakota

Rain across much of South Dakota limited planting activities for farmers last week.

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Officials Say Rains Ease Drought in Much of South Dakota

Officials say recent rains have eased the drought in much of South Dakota, but problems remain in some western areas of the state.

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Snow, Rain Improve Drought, but Deep Soil Dry

Officials say snow and rain in the past month have improved drought conditions in much of South Dakota, but soil deep below the surface is still very dry.

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Study: Drought, Other Factors Weigh on Livestock

A study from the South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Business Management says drought and other factors made the livestock business financially difficult last year.

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Latest South Dakota Drought Monitor Shows Slight Improvement

Big snow Monday hasn't broken the status of drought in South Dakota.

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Fire Danger Increasing in Western South Dakota

RAPID CITY - Warm temperatures and low humidity are increasing the fire danger in western South Dakota.

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Despite Drought, Corn Yields High for Some Farmers

Despite the severe drought, some South Dakota farmers who entered an annual contest had some of the highest corn yields in history this past year.

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Experts say the weekend storm in South Dakota won't do much to ease drought conditions in farm country.
Experts say the weekend storm in South Dakota won't do much to ease drought conditions in farm country.

Snow Didn’t Help Ease the Drought

Just our luck. We finally get some snow, not a lot in the Sioux Falls area, but areas to the north of us got more.

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Drought Leads to More Irrigation Permits

The number of irrigation permits being issued in South Dakota this year is at a level not seen since the mid-1970s. Drought is a common factor.

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Lack of Moisture Slowing Winter Wheat

A lack of moisture is to blame for the slow progression of South Dakota's winter wheat crop emergence last week.

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