Climate and weather impact the daily lives and livelihoods of all South Dakotans. Climate extremes, like flood and drought, and weather events, like blizzards and thunderstorms, have an impact on farms, rural communities and cities across the state. SDSU Extension has information and resources to keep South Dakotans informed and to help prepare for climate and weather extremes in all seasons of the year.
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Grazing standing corn is a viable option to supply nutrients to livestock. However, mitigating risk is critical to ensure healthy animals and optimize crops.
During periods of drought, it is important to aware of the factors that can be a concern during these conditions, specifically nitrates and prussic acid. It is important to take precautions when using feeds that could contain one or both compounds.
The latest monthly and seasonal climate outlooks were released Sept. 16, 2021 by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center. Forecasters are pointing towards a warmer than average October, with odds leaning towards drier conditions for the last few months of the year.