Local

FSA Director Doesn’t Expect Much Corn Prevent Acres In South Dakota

Photo: Getty Images

FSA Director Doesn’t Expect Much Corn Prevent Acres In South Dakota

This weekend’s heavy rains and flooding will delay planting of the remaining corn and soybean crop in South Dakota.

State FSA Executive Director Craig Schaunaman says South Dakota is already past the corn planting deadline to be fully insured.   However, with only 10-percent of the corn in the state left to plant he doesn’t expect many prevent plant acres.  And farmers will replant flooded corn if they can find the seed.

South Dakota farmers still have time to plant soybeans.  However, Schaunaman says with more than 50-percent of the crop left to seed and continued wet weather forecasts he does expect some prevent plant acres on soybeans.
He says farmers have two weeks after the final plant date to report to their FSA office that they’re taking prevent plant.

Recent Headlines

11 mins ago in Local

SD Senator John Thune; No Interest in Trump VP

Fresh
John Thune 913

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown says South Dakota Senator John Thune would “be a fantastic vice President” for Donald Trump.

30 mins ago in Local

25-year-old Fish Has Been Found Living in West Okoboji Lake

Fresh
lake

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reporting that a 25-year-old fish has been found living in West Okoboji Lake

40 mins ago in Local

Teachers in SD Invited to MMC Professional Development Institute this summer

Fresh
Mounty Marty College 33116

Teachers in south east South Dakota are invited to Mount Marty College’s (MMC) Professional Development Institute this summer.

40 mins ago in Local

Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications

Fresh
Healthcare

A state program that helps rural medical facilities in South Dakota recruit pharmacists, physical therapists and other health professionals is now accepting applications

60 mins ago in Local

Lawsuit Against HHS and CMS Has Been Filed

Fresh
law books

Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart filed a lawsuit against the U-S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)