Pierre, SD weather

Drought Having Major Impact On Ranchers

Thursday, June 8, 2017

This year’s drought in our area is having an impact on ranchers, especially west of the river.

Stock Growers Executive Director Silvia Christen says some producers are culling their herds and the chances for getting any hay are not good…

(Christen 1)

She says there wasn’t much of a hay crop last year and that, coupled with hot, dry conditions hasn’t helped…

(Christen 2)

Christen says as Congress works on the new farm bill, livestock producers may have to look for help with livestock disaster programs, and any other possible federal assistance.

(Christen 3)

Christen says if some rains come soon it could help replenish some of the pastures, but the hay crop is pretty much gone.

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