Harvest Ridge Organics harvests wheat on a field near Reservoir A in Lewiston, Idaho, in 2018. (Kirsten Strough/USDA)

Drought drives big drop in wheat and oat forecast amid long-term shift to corn and soybeans

BY: - August 6, 2023

The federal government is projecting big declines in South Dakota‚Äôs production of wheat and oats, due in part to drought conditions but also because of a decades-long transition to corn and soybeans. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting that South Dakota farmers this year will produce 17% less winter wheat, 29% less spring wheat […]