Gov. Dennis Daugaard's Drought Task Force has established a website that includes links to drought-related news releases, drought designation information, recommended feed-finder sites and other drought-related links for agricultural producers and other interested parties.
The site can be found at: http://drought.sd.gov
The Governor's Drought Task Force will meet again at 2 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 30, in the Emergency Operations Center in Pierre.
On Monday, July 23, U.S. Agriculture Tom Secretary Vilsack released emergency haying and grazing outside of the Primary Nesting Season to all counties with a drought level of abnormally dry (D0) or higher, as measured by the U.S. Drought Monitor.
"South Dakota producers interested in emergency haying and grazing of CRP must contact their local FSA offices to obtain approval to hay or graze CRP," said Craig Schaunaman, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director.
For more information on the Governor's Drought Task Force or the Drought Task Force website, please contact Jamie Crew at 605-773-4073.