Farmers taking advantage of conservation programs

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Many South Dakota producers have been dealing with very challenging weather conditions this year from planting to harvest. Many have been enrolling in various conservation programs. NRCS State Conservationist for South Dakota Jeff (zim-pritch) Zimprich says they’ve had large signups in several of their programs.

He says a lot of farmers were able to deal with the weather challenges better this year by implementing conservation practices.

Zimprich says many producers told him that due to conservation practices they had used prior to this year also helped them when the excessive moisture came this year.

Zimprich says one of the programs they’re just now wrapping up is a special easement program on flooded lands.