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Enrollment up slightly at South Dakota public universities
Captured polygamous leader due in court
Sioux Falls woman claims record Dakota Cash lottery jackpot
Ellsworth poised for next generation bomber
Woman sentenced for stealing from reservation nonprofit
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Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Pesticide instructor to farmers:
Area growers sound off on Dicamba drift damage
Hope returns in crop forecast
Report: South Dakota corn, soybean crop to decline this year
Sabathia strong in Yankees win over Twins
Area high school volleyball roundup: Cougars topple Black Panthers
Sano might not be ready to play even if injury heals
DWU volleyball falls to No. 11 Northwestern
Mitchell cheer, dance teams take 10th in Huron
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Donna Leah (Hildebrand) Hoing
Alvin Peck, Jr.
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
WOSTER: Only one sound like Garth
OUR VIEW: The future of journalism
Commentary: Why Trump's threat to 'totally destroy' North Korea is extraordinary - even for him
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
April 11, 2016
Despite low prices, corn acreage expected to rise
Following a nationwide trend, South Dakota farmers are expected to grow more corn this year than in 2015, but soybean numbers could take a dip....
April 11, 2016 - 6:22pm
April 1, 2016
High corn forecasts not expected to cause another railway backlog
Despite high corn forecasts for 2016, a railway backlog is not expected to return to South Dakota. In 2014, a lack of rail cars caused by shipping...
April 1, 2016 - 5:57pm
March 30, 2016
As corn and soy pile up, here's why U.S. farmers will plant more
Illinois farmer David Erickson admits that what he and many U.S. farmers are about to do doesn't seem to make much sense. With bulging stockpiles...
March 30, 2016 - 4:08pm
February 26, 2016
Dilemma for U.S. Farmers: Which Crop Will Lose the Least Money?
For farmers who grow some of the biggest U.S. crops, choosing what to plant this year has become a bet on which one will lose less money.A three-year...
February 26, 2016 - 1:36pm
February 9, 2016
USDA says corn, wheat supplies to rise as exports wane
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. corn and wheat ending stocks will be higher than previously expected at the end of the marketing year due to cuts to already weak demand for U.S. supplies on the export market, the government said on Tuesday. The U.S. Agriculture Department in its monthly...
February 9, 2016 - 6:25pm
January 22, 2016
Low fuel prices costly to farmers
Low gas prices may save drivers at the pump, but ultimately cost farmers. The price of oil has dropped to its lowest level in more than 10 years,...
January 22, 2016 - 10:36am
December 9, 2015
USDA raises U.S. corn supply view as export prospects fade
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Agriculture Department on Wednesday raised its outlook for domestic corn supplies by 25 million bushels, more than analysts were expecting, due to weakening export demand.U.S. stockpiles of soybeans and wheat were left unchanged, the government said in its...
December 9, 2015 - 11:18am
October 20, 2015
Study: Crop diversity lessens - Change will affect resistance to disease, drought
A new study confirms what most people involved in U.S. agriculture thought already: Crop diversity is declining, as many farmers increasingly focus on corn and soybeans. The study, published recently in the scientific journal PLOS ONE and conducted by a handful of ag scientists...
October 20, 2015 - 2:06pm
October 9, 2015
USDA lowers corn, soybean harvest estimates by 1 percent
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its corn and soybean harvest estimates based on updated harvest figures across the U.S. Farmers are expected to bring in 13.56 billion bushels of corn, about 1 percent lower than the September estimate...
October 9, 2015 - 2:31pm
October 1, 2015
South Dakota corn stocks up 16.5M bushels from last year
The USDA says South Dakota Sept. 1 corn stocks rose by 16.5 million bushels from last year. The agency's National Agricultural Statistics Service says the stocks totaled 92.4 million bushels on Sept. 1. Of the total, 45 million bushels were stored on farms, up 29 percent from...
October 1, 2015 - 2:44pm
September 27, 2015
Corn production down, but crop quality solid
Waves of gold and green corn crops are popping up throughout South Dakota as harvest approaches, but you may notice less corn than years past....
September 27, 2015 - 11:14am
September 24, 2015
OPINION: Diversity and resilience versus more corn and soybeans
By car, Quebec City, Quebec, is 1,840 miles from Bismarck, N.D. I know, because in the last two months I have seen every mile of highway between North Dakota's state capital on the Missouri to Quebec's provincial capital on the St. Lawrence. Interestingly, as you drive west to...
September 24, 2015 - 8:40am
As SD farmers prepare for harvest, storms threaten to cause delay
With rain, there can be too much of a good thing. "I think if we get another inch here, I think it might be too much," said Jim Isaak, a 53-year-old...
September 24, 2015 - 8:37am
September 21, 2015
Ag specialists: Corn farmers could be looking at losses
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Corn farmers in the Dakotas will likely face per-acre losses this season as high seed, land and fertilizer costs eat up any potential profits from low commodity prices, farm management specialists in the region said. Jared Hofer, director of the South Dakota...
September 21, 2015 - 12:42pm
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