Farmers Face Possible Drought And Market Drop

Apr 27, 2015

Officials in the agriculture industry are eyeing a drop in the price of corn and other crops grown in South Dakota, on top of that the state as seen a record dry spell in the start of 2015.

The high fire danger in February of 2015 is one indicator of the dryer than normal weather in many parts of South Dakota so far this year.
Credit Charles Michael Ray

The drought and lower commodity prices are making many farmers cautious about spending.   Ag is the number one industry in South Dakota and the slowdown is already having ripple effects on some sectors of the state economy.