Many South Dakotans are dealing with flood issues following recent blizzards and record-breaking rain.
SDSU Extension resources to prepare for and recover from flooding are listed below. Additional information is also available from the Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA , US Department of Agriculture, SD Department of Public Safety, National Weather Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the South Dakota Department of Health.
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Early calving spring cow herds have wrapped up calving and are preparing for breeding season. If you are having flashbacks to breeding in the mud of 2018, try approaching this year with an open mind and review breeding season protocols with a “mud” backup plan.
Given the recent havoc endured by producers in the upper mid-west by the spring blizzard or even prior flooding we are aware that many producers have incurred losses. There are several programs available through the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to help provide assistance.
April 09, 2019
As northeast South Dakota fills sandbags and the southeast puts them away, many are using South Dakota Mesonet’s network of 28 locally-supported weather stations to monitor their local soil moisture profile.
As April unfolds, major flooding continues along the Eastern rivers. The James River is at crest in Brown county the first week of April and will slowly recede while maintaining flood level for much of April.
The winter of 2018-2019 has certainly dealt livestock producers in the Northern Plains more than a couple curve balls. SDSU Extension offers resources to help producers find and evaluate feedstuffs to help meet their livestock’s needs.
April 01, 2019
SDSU Extension invites South Dakota’s farm and ranch families as well as agri-business professionals and service providers who work with them, to attend programming uniquely designed to provide healthy, stress management strategies as well as support strategies when dealing with the impacts of chronic stress or working with those suffering from chronic stress.