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The persisting drought in South Dakota

This video is from SDPB's news program, South Dakota Focus.

Ag is one of the state's top industries. It accounts for more than $10-billion dollars in economic activity, but each season brings a new challenge for even the most experienced farmers and ranchers.

This time of year is usually the wettest in South Dakota, but instead, a two-year drought persists.

As the state's ag producers ponder their options ahead of the planting season, we caught up with a rancher in north-central South Dakota for his outlook on the months ahead.