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County to discuss parking lot repairs
Iroquois woman wins Miss South Dakota
Photos from the 70th annual Czech Days celebration
Fargo man assists in dramatic water rescue of woman whose car plunged into a Minnesota lake
Delta creates special Rapid City flight for Belgian tourists
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Commentary: 'Mom, grass-fed beef? Is this really necessary? And what is organic?'
$297M wind farm project now in PUC process
Teaching massage techniques
'Dying at your desk is not a retirement plan'
place a business brief
A woman went to check her corn - and was swallowed by a python
AgweekTV: Got Cheese?
South Dakota ag groups scrutinize Pruitt visit
Amid farmer pressure, EPA’s Pruitt visits Reliance farm
SD Corn Growers plan to give Pruitt the cold shoulder during visit
Winner/Colome edges Parkston in Sunshine League action
World Cup roundup: Mexico not intimidated, stuns Germany 1-0
Bergeson, Shippy claim titles at rodeo finals
Youth baseball packs Cadwell
Fifty-four players participate in tennis classic
Mitchell woman shares her adoption story with the world
OPINION: Nurses care for the sick, comfort those in need
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Robert "Bob" Schneider
Jesse Felix III
Margaret (Olson) Letcher
Commentary: Still waiting for a talk with my dad
Commentary: The world needs fathers who do not fear failure
OPINION: Out of a dream and one’s heart
Boy serves kindness with a side of chicken
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Becoming dog -- a work in progress
Ominous warning came days before Florida woman was killed by a 12-foot alligator
Lake Winnibigoshish back to being a walleye wonderland
ATV group celebrates birthday of leader, 92, with 50-mile ride
Callin' all catfish: James River study puts reward tags on whisker-faced creatures
The Rev. Dr. Howard and Barbara Hart
December 6, 2013
CRP: Coyote Reproduction Program?
Attendees weigh in with diverse opinions on pheasant population decline.
December 6, 2013 - 11:13pm
December 5, 2013
SD 10th for CRP acres
Vilsack issues conservation report to help farm bill push.
December 5, 2013 - 9:56am
September 24, 2013
Conservationists make push to preserve prairie pothole land with farm policy
By Juliet Eilperin The Washington Post MCKENZIE, N.D. — Jerry Doan’s great-great grandfather came down from Canada to establish a 160-acre homestead here in 1882, when the Dakotas were a territory.
September 24, 2013 - 7:33pm
July 22, 2013
Converting expiring CRP acres to grazing could benefit all
BROOKINGS -- When the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was initially launched in the 1985 Farm Bill, its goals were primarily soil erosion control and improved water quality. Over time, the program has created an unprecedented positive impact on habitat for many game and non-game...
July 22, 2013 - 7:26pm
May 24, 2013
Prairie project under way at Indian Village
One thousand years ago, the landscape to the south and west of the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village consisted of prairie land, while the east and north were part of a floodplain. The prairie is long gone, replaced by a golf course and housing developments. But the Indian Village...
May 24, 2013 - 7:17pm
April 1, 2013
Tiling critic dumped from watershed task force
PIERRE -- The 2013 appointments are in place for the Legislature's watershed task force. Like so much of water politics in South Dakota, there is some controversy attached. The chairman of the state Board of Water and Natural Resources, Brad Johnson of Watertown, didn't receive a...
April 1, 2013 - 8:06pm
February 18, 2013
USDA to begin 4-week general CRP signup May 20
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will open a four-week general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program on May 20. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement Saturday at the National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Minneapolis. He says...
February 18, 2013 - 6:57am
January 15, 2013
OPINION: Take responsibility for destruction of pheasant habitat
The disappearance of pheasant habitat in South Dakota disturbs the editorial writers of The Daily Republic -- and it should -- but they're reluctant...
January 15, 2013 - 11:11pm
December 18, 2012
The Nature Conservancy sells ranch in Custer County
CUSTER (AP) -- The Nature Conservancy says it has sold a 1,125-acre ranch in Custer County to a private buyer with safeguards to ensure the land remains in native prairie and maintains its ranching tradition. The Lame Johnny Creek Ranch is nestled between Custer State Park and Wind...
December 18, 2012 - 1:30pm
August 11, 2012
USDA sets sign-up date for erodible land plan
HURON -- USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Craig Schaunaman has announced that FSA is accepting Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) offers under the Highly Erodible Land Initiative (HELI). South Dakota was allocated 9,600 acres under this initiative. Signup...
August 11, 2012 - 3:57pm
May 31, 2012
Noem introduces sodsaver provision for farm bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Reps. Kristi Noem and Rep. Tim Walz introduced legislation Thursday to encourage good land stewardship practices and preserve...
May 31, 2012 - 9:44pm
March 19, 2012
South Dakota landowners may apply for USDA federal conservation program
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Agricultural producers and landowners in South Dakota can submit their bids to enroll eligible land in the federal Conservation Reserve Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency will accept CRP offers nationwide until April 6. ...
March 19, 2012 - 10:37am
March 8, 2012
South Dakota conservation suffering amid ag boom, officials say
High prices for farm commodities have farmers smiling, but those profits are having a negative impact on South Dakota's natural resources. ...
March 8, 2012 - 6:41am
March 7, 2012
Meeting on natural resources plan set for Wednesday in Mitchell
A meeting tonight in Mitchell is designed to gather information on revising a state conservation plan. The meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Highland Conference Center. Bill Smith, conservation program administrator for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture,...
March 7, 2012 - 6:59am
February 9, 2012
House nixes 30-year limit on conservation easements
PIERRE -- The state House of Representatives argued a long time Wednesday about perpetuity. Specifically, House members debated whether landowners in South Dakota should continue to be allowed to engage in perpetual conservation easements on their properties with the federal...
February 9, 2012 - 9:53am