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Mitchell's Meals on Wheels needs more volunteers to accommodate growth
Daugaard names new head of Bureau of Finance and Management
Investigation shows Scotland train derailment resulted in $1.08M in damages
Dakota Access pipeline court battle to linger into new year
Good samaritans rescue ice-covered deer, blinded by blizzard
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Second half lifts Mitchell Christian past Iroquois
Harold Thune's basketball career comes full circle with Gophers' visit
Huron's late charge upends Marlins boys
Area basketball roundup: Winner takes down Red Raiders
Mitchell in 25th after first day at Rapid City Invite
Hofer birth announcement
Mitchell woman marks 80th decade
Amick birth announcement
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Alvin V. Hoekman
James F. Hinrichs
Doris D. Mebius
Carroll M. Hunstad
WOSTER: The orbit that made the moon landing possible
The price of listening and hearing fatigue
ACT’s “A Christmas Story, The Musical” delights audiences with familiar, beloved characters
ROUNDS: The Electoral College a vital piece of our Constitution
OUR VIEW: Cabela's keeps playing waiting game
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
May 7, 2015
Analyzing your cow costs
Last year we saw record-breaking profits in the cattle industry. For most of you this is not new information. For the average rancher enrolled...
May 7, 2015 - 11:10am
April 28, 2015
Spring stew is brewing
Ahhh, spring. Bluebirds are out house-hunting, tulips and lilacs are budding, meadowlarks are announcing their presence, baby calves are frolicking and springtime anxieties have settled in on our place. Things have been going so well around here that it’s made the hubs and I...
April 28, 2015 - 5:25pm
April 9, 2015
Reduce risk, supplement income by diversifying operations
If you turn back the clock twenty or thirty years, most farms looked pretty similar. The average producer was diversified, probably farming a few hundred acres and having some combination of beef cows, dairy cows and/or hogs. As the grain and livestock tend to complement each other,...
April 9, 2015 - 9:50am
March 26, 2015
Recent rains could improve outlook for Texas cattle herds
SAGINAW, Texas (AP) — Rancher Pete Bonds likes what he's seen of the rain in 2015. He is optimistic that the above-average rainfall for North Texas could turn things around for the drought-stricken region. "It's a hell of a lot better than it was," said Bonds, owner of Bonds...
March 26, 2015 - 11:35am
COLUMN: Where is your cash flow projection?
With the passing of the first day of spring, another calving/cropping season is quickly approaching which would normally produce an abundance of optimism. That doesn't seem as prevalent these days, since there has been a steady dose of sobering discussions over break-evens, cash...
March 26, 2015 - 9:50am
March 22, 2015
South Dakota cattle on feed up 7 percent from 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 235,000 cattle on feed on March 1, up 7 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during February totaled 41,000...
March 22, 2015 - 5:06pm
March 11, 2015
Cattle battling wide temperature swings in SD
Cattle are still maintaining performance, handling the thermometer as it’s peaked near 60 and dipped down into the negative teens while Mother Nature has flaunted her temperamental side this winter. Cory Eich, who runs a commercial operation of 450 head near Canova, said his...
March 11, 2015 - 5:51pm
March 9, 2015
Some South Dakota producers raising pricey Japanese cattle
HARROLD (AP) — A few South Dakota producers are giving expensive Japanese cattle a try. The Tri-State Neighbor reports that some producers in the state are raising specialty Wagyu (wa-goo) cattle. Farmer Reid Jensen first got his hand on Wagyu cattle in 2010. He now has...
March 9, 2015 - 2:51pm
March 3, 2015
Pastures or feedlots? The big beef conundrum
Grass-fed beef is the meat of the moment. The image of cattle dotting green hillsides is an appealing counterpoint to the thought of herds corralled...
March 3, 2015 - 1:08pm
February 25, 2015
SD beef plant still set to open in '15
FARGO, N.D. — Officials of the New Angus beef plant being revamped in Aberdeen say they are still conservatively on track for a 2015 reopening of the facility, after its retrofitted for "heavy export" markets. "That's an achievable objective," says Doug Cooper, CEO of the company....
February 25, 2015 - 8:46pm
February 23, 2015
More South Dakota cattle in feedlots than year ago
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Large South Dakota feedlots have more cattle than a year ago. The U.S. Agriculture Department's National Agricultural Statistics Service says lots with capacities of 1,000 or more head contained 230,000 cattle on feed on Feb. 1. That's up 5 percent from last...
February 23, 2015 - 2:33pm
January 26, 2015
South Dakota cattle on feed down 2 percent from 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 245,000 cattle on feed on Jan. 1, down 2 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during December totaled 32,000...
January 26, 2015 - 1:57pm
January 21, 2015
Beefing up cancer care
Considering the care they received when cancer affected their lives, Roger and Jan Torkelson knew they wanted to give back. And with cattle...
January 21, 2015 - 8:33pm
January 9, 2015
Cattle plunge through reservoir ice, die in mass drowning
RAPID CITY (AP) — An estimated 100 cattle drowned when they fell through the ice on a reservoir that straddles the South Dakota-Nebraska border. Mike...
January 9, 2015 - 1:40pm
December 15, 2014
SDCA urges Vilsack to withdraw second beef checkoff proposal
The South Dakota Cattlemen's Association filed comments last week asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to withdraw his proposal to create a supplemental beef checkoff under the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996. "SDCA and our members do not support...
December 15, 2014 - 5:55pm