The USDA says nearly all of South Dakota’s corn and soybean crop has emerged. The Crop Progress Report on Monday showed 75 percent of the state’s corn is in good to excellent condition, and 73 percent of the soy crop was rated in that... Read More.
An Eastern South Dakota cattle producer says hay supplies are tight from drought across the Great Plains. Alan Vedvei of Lake Preston tells Brownfield “Right now, hay supplies are really short all over South Dakota and Nebraska. We actually last year had to cut... Read More.
A $1.1 billion meat processing plant has been proposed for western South Dakota. Project managing partner Megan Kingsbury tells Brownfield daily slaughter capacity would be around 8,000 head, and they’re hoping to break ground on the one-million square foot facility in 2023. “There is an... Read More.
Better weather has helped South Dakota farmers play catch up on planting. The USDA says 86 percent of the state’s corn is planted, behind 97 percent last year, but ahead of the five-year-average of 82 percent. Corn emerged was 44 percent, well behind 78... Read More.
A northeast South Dakota farmer is navigating planting delays. Stuart Samson tells Brownfield the weather hasn’t cooperated in his area. “We just haven’t been able to string four or five good drying days together,” he said. “We will get one or two here and... Read More.