Drought continues to impact crop and livestock farmers in South Dakota. Newly elected South Dakota Soybean Growers Association President Kevin Dinert tells Brownfield the drought lowered his soybean yields by 50% at the farm, near Mount Vernon.
“There’s some disappointing yields, but when it stops raining at the beginning of July, it’s hard to grow a crop.”
Hay and feed supplies are also short. To have enough feed his cattle next year, Dinert plans to incorporate more small grains like oats and rye into the crop rotation.