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Why small, local, organic farms aren't the key to fixing our food system
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Vikings QB grounded by faith, family and football
DWU football team turns attention to Hastings
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Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Lori Jean Will
Joseph Shields, Jr.
Darlyne A. Gottlob
LETTER: A good use for dried milk
LETTER: School district creating competition
LETTER: A ridiculous proposed tax on tobacco
LETTER: A terrible headline
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Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
Janet Beukelman Mitchell
Betty (Lloyd) Johnson
Chickens may be allowed in South Dakota city
LEAD (AP) — It may soon be legal for residents in a western South Dakota city to keep chickens. A proposed ordinance could come before the Lead city commission early May. The proposal has a $100 registration fee for residents who want to keep chickens. Residents would not be allowed...
April 24, 2017 - 11:53am
March 5, 2017
U.S. confirms first case this year of avian influenza in flock
March 5, 2017 - 9:01pm
November 17, 2016
Internal document shows U.S. chicken prices may have been artificially inflated for years
In the vast and complicated U.S. economy, it is rare for an individual to exert much control over the price of a major commodity. But then there is Arty G. Schronce and the price of chicken. As director of a bulletin from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Schronce makes a weekly...
November 17, 2016 - 12:02pm
June 27, 2016
Egg-laying chickens and eggs both down in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Egg-laying chickens and eggs are down in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department reports layers during May totaled 2.1 million, down from 2.2 million the previous year. Egg production during the month totaled 52 million eggs, down from 57 million in 2015. Production...
June 27, 2016 - 12:44pm
October 28, 2015
Egg producers yet to recover from avian flu
A summer avian flu outbreak killed more than 1 million hens in South Dakota, and egg production hasn't bounced back. "The farms that were infected...
October 28, 2015 - 6:15pm
September 30, 2015
Judge gives win to opponents of planned egg-laying operation
PARKER (AP) — A judge has struck down Turner County's zoning ordinance, providing at least a temporary victory for opponents of a large egg-laying operation planned near Parker. Sioux Falls-based Sonstegard Foods plans to put 6 million birds on a farm 2½ miles from Parker,...
September 30, 2015 - 12:40pm
July 24, 2015
Farmers restocking their flocks as bird flu winds down
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three months after bird flu wiped out two of Greg Langmo's flocks, he's among the first to start growing turkeys again. He lost half of a year's normal production and income and won't be able to sell turkeys for months, but the central Minnesota farmer feels...
July 24, 2015 - 2:12pm
July 23, 2015
USDA: Bird flu vaccine works on chickens; testing on turkeys
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu...
July 23, 2015 - 2:16pm
July 22, 2015
Pierre group pushing permission for urban chickens
PIERRE (AP) — A group is asking people to sign a pledge of support to allow residents of South Dakota's capital city to keep chickens on their property. KCCR radio reports the Greater Oahe Action League is holding a public meeting on Aug. 27 in Pierre to get comments on the...
July 22, 2015 - 10:46am
May 14, 2015
Bird flu found on South Dakota egg-laying chicken farm
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An eastern South Dakota farm with 1.3 million egg-laying chickens is the first in the chicken-production business in the...
May 14, 2015 - 2:38pm
March 7, 2015
LETTER: Mitchell should reconsider chickens in town
To the Editor: This is in response to the editorial that appeared on Feb. 19 in The Daily Republic. To suggest that it would be a bad idea to pass an ordinance that would allow backyard chickens because there would be "those people who would abuse the law" is ridiculous. What about...
March 7, 2015 - 11:26am
February 20, 2015
LETTER: Council acted too quickly on chickens
To the Editor: I attended the City Council meeting Tuesday evening and feel the chicken issue was railroaded out. No attention was given to Councilman Steve Rice's comment about having to clean "doggie doo" off his kids' shoes -- in a public park, no less. I feel dogs are more of...
February 20, 2015 - 4:05pm
February 18, 2015
OUR VIEW: Ax to chicken proposal right move
It's fair to say our city has been progressive recently. There are a good number of building projects underway in Mitchell, ranging from a...
February 18, 2015 - 5:09pm
Council ends chicken conversation
Legal backyard chickens in the city of Mitchell won't happen anytime soon. Citing widespread public opposition, the Mitchell City Council...
February 18, 2015 - 12:47pm
April 4, 2014
Hens allowed on Pierre land under ordinance offer
PIERRE (AP) — Residents of South Dakota's capital city would be able to keep up to six hens on their property, but no roosters, under a proposed chicken ordinance that Pierre city leaders will consider later this month. A group called Pierre Urban Chicken Reform has proposed...
April 4, 2014 - 8:16pm