Coverage of the 2013 South Dakota Blizzard

October 20, 2013 12:00 AM

The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "The Road to Recovery in South Dakota." You can find the article in Farm Journal's 2013 November issue.


Some Help Available for Storm-Hit South Dakota Ranchers
October 23, 2013
A federal Agriculture Department official says there is some federal government help available to South Dakota ranchers who lost cattle to an early October blizzard, but it's limited.

USDA Under Secretary Meets with South Dakota Farmers and Ranchers
October 22, 2013
Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse announced today that conservation assistance is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for those affected by the Atlas Blizzard that swept through western South Dakota earlier this month.

Livestock Pits for Dead Cattle Open in Western South Dakota
October 15, 2013
Two 20-foot-deep disposal pits opened in western South Dakota on Monday to help ranchers dispose of tens of thousands of livestock carcasses piling up since an early October blizzard decimated herds.

South Dakota Ranchers Reeling from Cattle Losses
October 14, 2013
State officials said at least 10,000 to 20,000 head of livestock died, but the estimate will likely rise.


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