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Already dry South Dakota fields crunched by storm: About 65 miles of wind, hail beat up crops

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Marcus Traxler
Forum News Service
STICKNEY, S.D. — The scene around Ronnie Prien’s farm is one he’s all too familiar with.
“The first year I farmed, I got hail. I’ve been through this rodeo before,” he said with a chuckle.
After ne…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

What can you do to help?

May 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Every little bit helps when it comes to conserving water, according to Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain. 

“Do whatever you can. Whatever you can save is going to hopefully delay us from having to take …continue reading on dglobe.com

What can you do to help?

May 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Every little bit helps when it comes to conserving water, according to Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain. 

“Do whatever you can. Whatever you can save is going to hopefully delay us from having to take …continue reading on dglobe.com

Cool, wet spring may ease western Plains drought

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — A spring forecast of above-average rainfall in parts of the Plains region is raising hopes for a break in drought conditions plaguing much of the area.

“It looks pretty good for conditions to improve into the ea…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Cool, wet spring may ease western Plains drought

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — A spring forecast of above-average rainfall in parts of the Plains region is raising hopes for a break in drought conditions plaguing much of the area.

“It looks pretty good for conditions to improve into the ea…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune: Ranchers could get blizzard payments in April

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ranchers could have checks as soon as April from farm bill disaster programs that will pay ranchers for livestock losses from the October blizzard and the 2012 drought, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Wednesday.

“We hope the checks start to…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Drought still impacting Missouri River management

October 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers expects higher-than-normal runoff in the Missouri River basin next year, but the system of dams along the river will still have minimum flows to recover from drought last year.

Wet soil conditions from a…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Blizzard and rain erase drought conditions in SD

October 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS (AP) — A South Dakota State University climate specialist says the blizzard that hit western South Dakota two weeks ago and subsequent rains have erased drought conditions in the state.

Laura Edwards says the drought monitor map show…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Heavy snow, rain help drought in SD

October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Northern Plains News Service

Recent snow and rains greatly improved South Dakota’s drought situation.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, heavy and record-setting precipitation fell this past week in the High Plains Region. In South Dak…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

South Dakota crops boosted by rainy, warm weather

July 16, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Parts of the west still are in need of moisture. Continue Reading