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MHS marching band places second in Iowa, finals canceled due to weather
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
Raymond Russell Stevens
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Harvey V. Terveen
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
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
March 18, 2016
I-29 Moo University planned
BROOKINGS — The I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Tour Short Course will be on March 29 before the Central Plains Dairy Expo Welcome Reception and Concert. It will include two bus tour stops and two panel discussions. Registration is $25 per person and includes transportation and...
March 18, 2016 - 12:56pm
Drive Your Tractor to School Day
FFA members across the country celebrated National FFA Week on Feb. 21-28, and South Dakota joined in the activities. Students at McCook Central's...
March 18, 2016 - 12:55pm
March 16, 2016
New ag foundation promotes growth of SD's largest industry
For a rancher who raises buffalo out west, a farmer who grows corn in Mitchell or a producer of wheat up north, a new foundation is determined to invest into the future of agriculture. On Tuesday, National Agriculture Day, the South Dakota Community Foundation announced the creation...
March 16, 2016 - 10:09am
March 3, 2016
Rounds hopes to pass voluntary GMO labeling bill by April
Sen. Mike Rounds has his sights on April to pass a bill to set nationwide standards on labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients. The Republican senator co-sponsored the bill passed by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry on Tuesday that...
March 3, 2016 - 9:07pm
Senate passes higher fee on ag fertilizers
PIERRE—South Dakota farmers would pay higher inspection fees on agricultural fertilizers under a conservation measure approved Thursday by the state Senate. The fee increases would raise an estimated $1 million. The proceeds would be used mainly for research into proper application...
March 3, 2016 - 6:07pm
March 1, 2016
OUR VIEW: FFA needs assistance with advisers
Last week was set aside to recognize and appreciate FFA, the organization for youths that promotes agriculture education and other topics. National FFA Week ran from Feb. 21 to Feb. 28, and we were proud to see some of our area communities take part in the festivities. Nationally,...
March 1, 2016 - 10:36am
February 27, 2016
McCook Central FFA fundraiser brings in $1,500
SALEM—National FFA Week paid off for the McCook Central FFA chapter. Members of the chapter raised about $1,500 on Wednesday with "Get the Goat," according to Assistant FFA Adviser Tracy Chase. A group of McCook Central High School FFA students spent most of Wednesday morning...
February 27, 2016 - 10:37am
February 23, 2016
Agriculture Secretary to vacate office in March
South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch plans to vacate his office after three years of service. Lentsch, who was appointed to the position in April 2013 after two years as director of agricultural development for South Dakota, said he is leaving to take a position in the...
February 23, 2016 - 5:58pm
February 18, 2016
Ag education interest on the rise
Agriculture-related education continues to expand in South Dakota, and local enrollment numbers have responded in kind. Mitchell Technical Institute has seen it's ag-related program enrollment more than triple in the past five years while adding three new agriculture programs. South...
February 18, 2016 - 5:30pm
Obama budget proposes crop insurance cuts
President Barack Obama's 2017 budget could have big implications for both farmers and taxpayers in South Dakota. The budget proposes reforms to crop insurance programs in an attempt to slash $18 billion from the U.S. Department of Agriculture budget over the next 10 years. A USDA...
February 18, 2016 - 5:19pm
February 5, 2016
On second try, Senate OKs change for agricultural land
PIERRE—The state Senate reversed course Thursday and approved changes providing more favorable tax treatment for small parcels of agricultural land in South Dakota. The measure passed 18-17 after it had failed 17-18 on Wednesday, as Sen. Jim Bradford, D-Pine Ridge, changed from...
February 5, 2016 - 10:19am