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Alfalfa crop, landscaping affected in McCook and Miner counties in South Dakota
8/6/2017 11:00:31 PM

Plants & Wildlife
McCook County, SD
Miner County, SD
Canova, SD

Start Date: 6/10/2017 - End Date: 8/5/2017
We only got a 1st cutting of alfalfa; the second never came back. I have been feeding cows since the 1st week in July to try to keep them in the pastures waiting for them to green up again. We haven't mowed the lawn since the middle of July and the only thing that we needed to mow was some crab grass and weeds. We also have been watering the trees in the yard to keep them alive. The corn that did come is extremely short and very uneven but still is trying to put on ears. We have gotten a couple inches of rain in small showers in the last two weeks now but are still very dry. From Miner County, South Dakota, on August 5, 2017