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Coyotes cover new territory in prep baseball
Gregory boys win home meet
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
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Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
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DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
September 2, 2015
South Dakota corn and sorghum crops starting to mature
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota's corn and sorghum crops are starting to mature. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 3 percent of the crop is mature, near 1 percent at the same time last year and the long-term average of 4 percent. The sorghum crop...
September 2, 2015 - 2:41pm
August 28, 2015
Barnstorming tour in full flight for Ringneck Energy
SALEM — On a barnstorming tour across South Dakota, Walt Wendland is committed to making sure people hear about his $140 million ethanol...
August 28, 2015 - 8:53am
July 2, 2015
Wheat, corn, soybean stocks all are up in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Stocks of wheat, corn and soybeans all are up in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that wheat stored in all positions on June 1 totaled 31.6 million bushels, up 45 percent from a year ago. Soybean stocks stood at 24.8 million...
July 2, 2015 - 11:34am
June 4, 2015
Expansion in U.S. ethanol on hold after blending targets slashed
CHICAGO - Expansion in the U.S. ethanol industry, stuck in neutral for more than a year as the government debated biofuel blending requirements, is now likely to come to a screeching halt. With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week essentially maintaining the so-called...
June 4, 2015 - 10:16am
May 12, 2015
US corn, soybean crops expected to be slightly smaller
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The government says farmers are expected to grow 13.6 billion bushels of corn this year, about 4 percent less than last year's record crop. The estimate released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture assumes an average per-acre yield of nearly...
May 12, 2015 - 3:38pm
April 21, 2015
Corn seeding underway in South Dakota thanks to dry weather
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Dry conditions across South Dakota over the past week have enabled farmers to start planting corn, but the lack of rain is hurting soil moisture. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress report that about 5 percent of the corn crop is seeded,...
April 21, 2015 - 11:50am
April 11, 2015
Rising crop yields brings lower profits
As crop production rises, value drops. Analysis from the South Dakota Center for Farm and Ranch Management said value per bushel fell by roughly 15 to 25 percent in 2014.
April 11, 2015 - 10:14am
March 31, 2015
Corn forecast down for 2015
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won't shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department of...
March 31, 2015 - 8:10pm
January 15, 2015
Wheat, soybean stocks up but corn stocks down in the Dakotas
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Wheat and soybean stocks are up in the Dakotas, but corn stocks are down. The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that wheat stocks on Dec. 1 were up 20 percent from a year ago in North Dakota to 239 million bushels, and up 52 percent in South...
January 15, 2015 - 10:55am
January 13, 2015
South Dakota has record soybean crop but smaller corn crop
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Last year's corn crop in South Dakota was down from the previous year, but soybean production set a record. The Agriculture...
January 13, 2015 - 11:30am
December 31, 2014
Huron farm tops 300 bushels/acre in corn contest
HURON (AP) — A Huron farm's crop this year set a lofty new state record in corn production. The South Dakota Corn Growers Association says Riverside Farms broke the 300-bushel-per-acre barrier with a record yield above 308 bushels in the irrigated-ground category for the National...
December 31, 2014 - 8:18am
November 25, 2014
South Dakota corn, sunflower harvests wrapping up
SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota farmers are wrapping up the corn and sunflower harvests. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower harvest is 86 percent done, slightly behind the average pace. The corn harvest is 96 percent complete, ahead of the...
November 25, 2014 - 10:34pm
November 20, 2014
USD, SDSU fans urged to donate toward food
BROOKINGS — University of South Dakota and South Dakota State fans can support their team and help feed South Dakota families. Saturday's football matchup between the schools in Brookings is part of the South Dakota Corn Showdown Series, which tracks athletic and academic performance...
November 20, 2014 - 11:41pm
November 18, 2014
'Ideal conditions' helping pace harvest
Farmers in South Dakota are behind the corn harvest pace set last year but are expected to hit the fields hard in the coming days to take advantage...
November 18, 2014 - 1:17pm
November 10, 2014
Snow could reduce corn harvest in Upper Midwest
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The season's first snowstorm could be bad news for farmers in the Upper Midwest where corn remains in fields. At least 4 inches of snow could fall overnight in South Dakota where about 40 percent of the crop remains, and in Minnesota where about a third...
November 10, 2014 - 2:26pm