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Photos from the Winner Elks Benefit Rodeo
Trump acceptance speech ratings fall short of record
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
Trump pulls nearly even with Clinton after Republican convention
Federal prisoner jumps fence, escapes from Yankton facility
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
An annual drive to the rodeo
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Officials approve egg farm that will use cage-free barns
Celebrating the homesteaders and agricultural heritage of South Dakota
Amateur baseball roundup: Power-hitting Plankinton cruises to opening-round win
Class B junior teener roundup: Gregory dominates to reach semifinals
State Legion roundup: Webster upsets Spearfish
Milbank drops Winner/Colome
Amateur baseball roundup: Raptors slam past Mount Vernon in District 5B
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
Robert C. Menholt
Bernard Vincent Kayser
'Gotta catch 'em all' is not an excuse for boorish behavior
LETTER: Probe of Clinton's 'misdeeds' unsuccessful
LETTER: While dangers multiply, so do breakthroughs
Breaking barriers to mental health care
OUR VIEW: Oh, that wicked heat
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
WILTZ: Catching catfish and old dogs like myself
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
GF&P increasing efforts to band Canada geese
July 19, 2016
Wheat harvest up, but prices down
STICKNEY — Winter wheat yields have been good for Joel Wieczorek, a farmer in the Stickney area. Still, he's just hoping to break even...
July 19, 2016 - 5:54pm
July 12, 2016
Geddes Grocery Center given grant for energy conservation
HURON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding for 821 projects across the nation that will help rural small businesses and agricultural producers reduce energy usage and costs in their operations. The funding is available through the Rural Energy for America Program...
July 12, 2016 - 5:18pm
July 8, 2016
Additional management practices needed to amend soil
MITCHELL—No-till isn't enough to fully amend soil, speakers at a workshop on saline/sodic soil said Thursday in Mitchell. The key idea...
July 8, 2016 - 9:56am
June 24, 2016
South Dakota ethanol industry calls for larger ethanol market
South Dakota's $3.8 billion ethanol industry is facing a "glass ceiling," according to officials. Every year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases a proposed Renewable Volume Obligations as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. The Renewable Volume Obligations...
June 24, 2016 - 5:17pm
June 16, 2016
Farm organizations work to 'adapt to change'
SIOUX FALLS — Farmers need to adapt to changes. That was the message during an annual meeting of three agricultural organizations this week in Sioux Falls. The conference, held Sunday through Thursday, was attended by the National Farm/Ranch Business Management Education Association,...
June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
June 9, 2016
Howard farmer gets a helping hand
HOWARD — Thanks to the assistance of one national organization, a broken leg hasn't broken one farmer's spirit. On March 17, Howard farmer...
June 9, 2016 - 8:29am
June 7, 2016
Jaspers dedicated to sustaining family farms
Sustaining the family farm is one of the top priorities for Mike Jaspers, who was newly appointed as South Dakota's secretary of agriculture Tuesday. Appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Jaspers previously served as the South Dakota Director for U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office...
June 7, 2016 - 9:54pm
May 31, 2016
Trichomoniasis detected in South Dakota
Thirteen South Dakota beef herds have been diagnosed with the Trichomoniasis foetus (trich) infection since December 2015, including one herd in Gregory County. Trichomoniasis is transmitted between cows and bulls during breeding activity. Once established in the female reproductive...
May 31, 2016 - 11:04am
May 27, 2016
Lightning strike kills 21 cattle in McCook County
McCOOK COUNTY — A lightning strike in McCook County killed 21 cattle Wednesday, according to the McCook County Emergency Manager. Emergency...
May 27, 2016 - 11:37am
April 29, 2016
MTI report: Average SD farm spent $1M locally in 2015
The average South Dakota farm pumped more than $1 million into the local economy last year. According to Mitchell Technical Institute's South...
April 29, 2016 - 9:42am
April 26, 2016
Former union secretary-treasurer speaks out against election results
A longtime secretary-treasurer for the South Dakota Farmers Union joined the fray over the validity of the agricultural organization's most recent election of officers. In December, Doug Sombke was elected president of the SDFU, but members of the organization have since challenged...
April 26, 2016 - 5:36pm
April 25, 2016
Cattle profits plummet in 2015
South Dakota ranchers saw a stark drop in return from cattle in 2015, as profits fell by almost 75 percent on average. "This was a year that will go down in the record books for the cattle producers," said Lori Tonak, farm business management instructor at Mitchell Technical Institute....
April 25, 2016 - 5:24pm
April 22, 2016
Input costs, not yields, drive profitability in 2015
Keeping a close eye on input costs will likely prove valuable for farmers in 2016. According to a crop analysis study conducted by the South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Management at Mitchell Technical Institute, profitability for producers last growing season was tied closely with...
April 22, 2016 - 11:26am
April 19, 2016
Bon Homme residents pitch new animal feeding ordinance
TYNDALL—Some Bon Homme County residents hope to put the brakes on new animal feeding operations. On Tuesday at the Bon Homme County Commission meeting, locals proposed a moratorium on enclosed housing animal facilities with more than 800 units after three new swine finishing...
April 19, 2016 - 4:38pm
April 1, 2016
High corn forecasts not expected to cause another railway backlog
Despite high corn forecasts for 2016, a railway backlog is not expected to return to South Dakota. In 2014, a lack of rail cars caused by shipping...
April 1, 2016 - 5:57pm