The U.S. Drought Monitor says moderate drought areas are increasing in North Dakota and parts of South Dakota. South Dakota State University Extension State Climatologist Laura Edwards says there are some farmers cutting corn for silage. Severity of drought is spotty for parts of South Dakota. In both of the Dakotas, the dryness is a result of the lack of precipitation and even though it may not be hot. “We have seen some warm periods in the last month and a half or so. Those stresses have started to take impact on the agriculture sector first.”
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