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Dry conditions continue impacting South Dakota farmers
No injuries in derailment of empty grain train near Gayville
Dale Bartscher joining Marty Jackley's campaign for governor
Tuesday need-to-know: 5 stories
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
Dry conditions continue impacting South Dakota farmers
Continued improvements showcased at Sanborn Co. 4-H arena
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress in SD
Shattuck hits ace at Lakeview
Mitchell 14U boys basketball team takes 2nd
Mitchell's Bergeson advances to nationals in trapshooting
Dimock-Emery blanks Wagner
Building begins for Neuendorf's Kernels
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Mary Jane Kiner
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
OPINION: Infringing on your property rights
OPINION: Lead legislator leads on public notice law
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
OPINION: 'Somebody always needs to be looking'
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
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
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