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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
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