Drought takes toll on row crop production in South Dakota

October 16, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The latest crop report from the federal Agriculture Department shows a drop in production of row crops in drought-plagued South Dakota.

Soybean production is forecast to be down 1 percent from last year, sorghum and corn production both down 7 percent, and sunflower production down 17 percent. The alfalfa hay crop is estimated to be down 15 percent.

The report shows a drop in average yield for all of the crops.

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