Producers are still recovering from the recent blizzard

Some producers in the Plains are still recovering after a blast of winter weather three weeks ago.

The storm touched nearly every part of the U.S., sending temperatures below freezing for days in some places. Ranchers out West are reporting snow drifts as high as 20 feet with dead cattle buried below. Some producers are having to tap into hay reserves not meant to be touched for another couple of months.

In South Dakota, the Highway Department is still working to clear roads to allow the passage of deliveries like hay and propane.