February 18, 2020
In the wettest year on record for South Dakota, half the cropland in the state that was planted used a cropping system without tillage. That system, no-till farming, has been the predominant cropping system on South Dakota cropland in recent years, but this is the first year the practice was used to plant 50% of the state’s crops.
The coronavirus pandemic has shocked the nation and the markets and that has an impact out in the country on the agricultural and food production industry. Agricultural prices have dropped just like the stock market on fear of recession and lower demand for food products. Michelle Rook looks at how farmers and ranchers are still working hard to produce food for Americas consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News.