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Though a farm disaster was only declared in two South Dakota counties, small businesses in other neighboring counties may also be eligible for funding.
Corn is entering a ‘crucial time’ as temps remain high across much of the state.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather condition advisory spanning across South Dakota due to unusually high temperatures this week.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler spends time with North Dakota’s Cass County Soil Conservation District, which is tasked with planting tree windbreaks and establishing conservation measures throughout the county.
North Dakota has finally left severe drought status due to the spring storm events. However, parts of South Dakota are still in extreme drought status and are in need of moisture.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about spraying newly seeded grass and dealing with quackgrass in raspberries.

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"When we look at midsummer — June, July and August — there is a very strong consensus among the climate models and forecasters that this summer will be a hot one,” SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist Laura Edwards said.
Quaal Dairy in Otter Tail County sold off most of its herd in April. Vernon Quaal says the 2021 drought drastically cut into its feed supply and the rising prices for feed made maintaining the 300 cow herd unstainable. Quaal says many dairies are suffering. But he is determined to build back up, with a crop of bred heifers ready to calve in September.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says the generous spring moisture has helped, but some lawn damage from 2021 could still be present as the summer begins.

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