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NRCS South Dakota Announces Aid for Land/Crops Damaged by Excessive Rains or Severe Storms

NRCS South Dakota Announces Aid for Land/Crops Damaged by Excessive Rains or Severe Storms

     NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, HURON, SD. JULY 13, 2018 – Help for farmers and ranchers with land damaged by excessive rains or severe storms, such as from hail or flooding, is now available through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) serving South Dakota, announces Jeff Zimprich, State Conservationist for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Huron, SD. 

     “Many agriculture producers across South Dakota are increasingly incorporating cover crops to their operation,” says Zimprich. “We see these recent unfortunate excessive rain or severe storm damage as an opportunity for NRCS to help farmers and ranchers to try cover crops through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).”

     “We are making funds available for those affected areas of South Dakota. The sign-up for damaged land and/or crops is open now,” Zimprich says. “Through the EQIP, we are offering assistance for producers for cover crops to provide protection to the soil for the remainder of the season, plus any practice that is needed to deal with soil erosion caused by heavy rains or flooding.”

     “Our local NRCS field employees are ready to help people with their resource concerns. Affected ag operators should contact their servicing office right away and must apply before August 24, 2018 to be considered,” says Zimprich.  “To speed the assistance process, we will hold weekly batching periods ending each Friday starting July 20 with a final batching date in August.”


SD Stockgrowers to Host Meetings and Street Dance June 30

SD Stockgrowers to Host Meetings and Street Dance June 30


South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, in partnership with Moe’s Bar and Grill, will host a street dance featuring the band Badger Horse in New Underwood on Saturday, June 30. The day will consist of association meetings, supper and street dance that are open to the public.

“I put a membership challenge out to our directors, with the region recruiting the most new members being able to select a town for us to throw a party, in conjunction with our summer board meeting. The membership drive was very successful and we decided New Underwood would be a great place to host this celebration,” said Deering, SD Stockgrower President.

The day will start with a SD Stockgrowers Association Board of Directors meeting at 1pm at the New Underwood Community Center. That meeting is open to any members of the association. Supper will be served at Moe’s Bar and Grill at 5:30pm and Badger Horse will be kicking off at 7pm. The supper and street dance are open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.

“The New Underwood community has been extremely welcoming in getting this event set up and we are excited to npt only have our meeting here but also to invite everyone for a party,” said Scott Edoff, SD Stockgrowers Vice-President.

This will also serve as a way to say goodbye to long-time Stockgrowers Executive Director Silvia Christen as she will be leaving the Stockgrowers after this meeting. “Silvia has done a lot for our organization, as well as the entire livestock industry in the nine years she has been with us. She will be greatly missed and we wish her the best as she moves on to new opportunities,” said Deering.

“This should be a fun night for the whole family. We hope to see everyone in New Underwood on June 30,” said Edoff.