Drought takes toll on row crop production in South Dakota
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.