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Explosions, gunfire reported near American University in Afghanistan
As wine shipments go legal, a few hiccups here and there
Opponents of Sioux Falls city building submit petitions
Multimillion-dollar cancer center planned for Pierre
Rapid City adding up to 15 people to firefighting force
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
January 14, 2014
SD supplants ND as top sunflower-producing state
By Blake Nicholson BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Favorable weather last year helped South Dakota sunflower farmers rebound from crippling drought...
January 14, 2014 - 10:37am
January 11, 2014
SD corn, soybean harvests break records
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Crop production in South Dakota last year was up significantly over the previous year and includes record amounts of corn and soybeans. South Dakota’s total 2013 corn production is estimated at nearly 809 million bushels, up 51 percent over the year before,...
January 11, 2014 - 11:05am
January 10, 2014
Corn pile biggest since 1994; record crop overwhelms use
Stockpiles of corn in the United States are rising at the fastest pace in 19 years as a record crop overwhelms increased demand for the grain...
January 10, 2014 - 6:47am
January 3, 2014
USDA opens door to new herbicide-resistant seeds
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture opened the door Friday to commercial sales of corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered to resist the weed killer 2,4-D, which is best known as an ingredient in the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent Orange. The U.S. military...
January 3, 2014 - 10:48am
December 31, 2013
South Dakota winter wheat crop in good condition
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Seventy percent of South Dakota's winter wheat crop is rated in good to excellent condition as the year comes to a close. The Agriculture Department's latest crop report says most areas of South Dakota saw below-normal temperatures and average snowfall during...
December 31, 2013 - 9:48am
December 30, 2013
Two corn yield winners top 290 bushels per acre
Lower Brule Farms is among the operations recognized in a highest-corn-yield contest. Competing in the South Dakota division of the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest, Riverside Farms of Huron harvested a record yield of 293.12 bushels per acre in the irrigated class. In the...
December 30, 2013 - 5:35pm
December 20, 2013
New rail carrier to service Gavilon Liberty Grain facility
Arrival of first Canadian National cars expected to benefit local farmers.
December 20, 2013 - 5:32pm
December 18, 2013
Suggestions on where to start with precision ag
People already involved with precision agriculture offer these suggestions to farmers and ranchers who want to get started: “Spend the time and money on training and software. Surround yourself with as many people as you can, especially agronomists with a good soils...
December 18, 2013 - 9:36pm
December 6, 2013
No simple solution to farmer/hunter divide
Increasing productivity per acre seen as one way to tame land appetite.
December 6, 2013 - 10:15pm
Snow hampering harvest of some Dakotas row crops
By Blake Nicholson BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Snow in early October and early December is pushing the fall harvest of some row crops in the Dakotas into the winter months, and farmers might be forced to leave some corn in the field until spring. That hasn't happened since 2009,...
December 6, 2013 - 12:33pm
November 25, 2013
SD corn harvest near done; low prices big concern
By Carson Walker SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota farmers have harvested most of this year's row crops and the frigid weather shouldn't hurt...
November 25, 2013 - 10:29pm
Concerns ease over propane for corn drying
By Mikkel Pates FARGO, N.D. — The propane corn drying crisis of 2013 appears to be over. Elevator operators and farmers throughout the region report that they were slowed but not stopped in their corn harvest when propane supplies tightened up in late October. Corn harvest was...
November 25, 2013 - 10:22pm
November 15, 2013
SD corn yields rise while ND's yields fall
By Blake Nicholson BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Corn production estimates are on different paths in the Dakotas, but farmers in both states say they're pleased with their crops. U.S. Department of Agriculture production estimates for South Dakota's corn crop have risen steadily...
November 15, 2013 - 2:55pm
November 11, 2013
Record SD corn harvest projected
Based on Nov. 1 conditions, South Dakota’s corn crop is forecast at a record high 812 million bushels, up 6 percent from the Sept. 1 forecast and up 52 percent from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Acreage harvested for grain is...
November 11, 2013 - 5:08pm
November 10, 2013
Weather slows harvest for SD producers
Weather has put a damper on this fall’s harvest. According to a United States Department of Agriculture crop report, below-normal temperatures...
November 10, 2013 - 7:22am