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Rounds optimistic about upcoming farm bill
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South Dakota farmers, ranchers get some drought relief
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Robert "Bob" Faas
THUNE: The future is within our reach
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WOSTER: A healing view of the wall and the land
OUR VIEW: Two school board members made error in judgment
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
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Pheasants Forever, biologists looking for businesses to help fund more public hunting land
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
February 3, 2016
February and the coming apocalypse of ag deals
Despite claims of the opposite, the increasing chances of Donald — "You're fired!" — Trump changing to "I, Donald — do solemnly swear — Trump" is not a sign of the coming apocalypse. Granted, the end could be closer than we think when any billionaire steps...
February 3, 2016 - 6:15pm
January 15, 2016
'Thrills, Squeals and Ferris Wheels' theme of 2016 SD State Fair
HURON — The South Dakota State Fair has announced its 2016 State Fair theme—"Thrills, Squeals and Ferris Wheels."
January 15, 2016 - 9:24am
January 14, 2016
OPINION: Enjoying the new year's 'quiet month' on the farm
January was a quiet month on the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth. Maybe it was quiet because we were quiet, drained after December's month-long buildup to Christmas and New Year's. Maybe it was quiet because most of our farm machines, like all of our fields, were quiet. Whatever...
January 14, 2016 - 12:09pm
December 15, 2015
Addressing climate change in agriculture
As the climate changes, so will agriculture. How exactly? That's what several experts examined Tuesday during a Climate and Agriculture Workshop...
December 15, 2015 - 8:10pm
December 10, 2015
SD cattlemen ponder sustainability
PIERRE—In a world of volatile prices and regulation, the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association is working to make sure the environment is...
December 10, 2015 - 8:50pm
November 19, 2015
OPINION: History demonstrates the importance of a farm safety net
If my family had kept the farm, I would have been a fourth-generation farmer of a grain operation. But they couldn't. The '80s were not kind...
November 19, 2015 - 11:06am