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Man pleads guilty in Salem drug store theft
Platte golf course vandalized early Sunday morning
Area organizations receive more than $13K worth of grants
High school activities association starts search for executive director
High school association directors restructure its financial committee
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
Wahlen ready to orchestrate Kernel offense
Winner ready to repeat
Canistota football team ready for 9AA challenge
Inaugural Kernel Bowl set to be a success
Thursday's volleyball match is Booster Club night
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Garlan "Gar" Edgar Mueller
Andrew Clarence Sybesma
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
OUR VIEW: Educators should encourage dual credit program
DUFFET: Paying for College and the Clinton New College Compact
MISKIMINS: Phillips helping, contributing in her hometown
OUR VIEW: Education best place to start meth fight
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
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 25, 2016
Value of South Dakota crops down 7 percent
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the value of South Dakota's 2015 field and miscellaneous crops is forecast at $6.05 billion. The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service says that's a 7 percent decrease from 2014. The value of corn production is...
February 25, 2016 - 12:40pm
October 22, 2015
OPINION: Yield does not tell the whole story
Harvest is in full swing and the end is in sight for some. It appears that we have been blessed again with another year of nearly ideal growing conditions, as well as great harvest weather. Overall, most of the farmers that I have spoken with are very happy with yields. It is...
October 22, 2015 - 8:35am
September 21, 2015
County-by-county harvest outlook: Spotty rains, hail cause varying yields
It just depends. That’s the consensus on what crop yields look like in southcentral and southeastern South Dakota this year. Spotty rains and rampant thunderstorms throughout the summer left some farmers with much-needed timely rains, others with barely enough, and still others...
September 21, 2015 - 1:35pm
September 15, 2015
Week of warm, dry weather helps South Dakota crops mature
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A week of warm, dry weather in South Dakota has advanced the maturity of crops including corn and soybeans. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the favorable weather also helped with winter wheat seeding. Twenty-two percent of the...
September 15, 2015 - 11:06am
July 21, 2015
Warm temperatures boost crop development across South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Above-average temperatures over the past week have boosted the development of crops across South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that corn development is ahead of the average pace, while soybeans lag behind. About 20 percent...
July 21, 2015 - 4:12pm
July 8, 2015
US rains attract grain buyers' attention, but not business
CHICAGO (Reuters)—Heavy rains swamping U.S. farmland are grabbing the attention of global grain buyers as prices of corn and soybean futures soar on concerns about damage from the deluge. But demand for U.S. exports probably will not surge as the weather worries spread beyond...
July 8, 2015 - 2:22pm
July 7, 2015
Rainy week brings moisture to South Dakota crops, pastures
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Rain over the past week brought moisture to crops and pastures in many parts of South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that topsoil moisture supplies in the state are rated 82 percent adequate to surplus, and subsoil moisture...
July 7, 2015 - 2:00pm
May 27, 2015
Rain boosts soil moisture, hampers planting in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Rain over the past week in South Dakota boosted soil moisture but hampered the planting of crops. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress report that topsoil moisture supplies statewide are rated 76 percent adequate to surplus, and subsoil...
May 27, 2015 - 6:39pm
May 19, 2015
Cool, wet conditions slow fieldwork across South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Cool and wet conditions across most of South Dakota slowed down fieldwork in the last week, but producers welcomed the moisture. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress report that the wet weather improved topsoil moisture to 71 percent...
May 19, 2015 - 2:24pm
April 14, 2015
Small grains seeding in South Dakota ahead of average pace
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Seeding of small grains crops in South Dakota remains ahead of last year's pace and the long-term average. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress report that 44 percent of the spring wheat, 43 percent of the oats and 14 percent of the...
April 14, 2015 - 9:57am
April 9, 2015
Reduce risk, supplement income by diversifying operations
If you turn back the clock twenty or thirty years, most farms looked pretty similar. The average producer was diversified, probably farming a few hundred acres and having some combination of beef cows, dairy cows and/or hogs. As the grain and livestock tend to complement each other,...
April 9, 2015 - 9:50am
April 7, 2015
Spring planting under way in South Dakota but soils are dry
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Spring planting is underway in South Dakota, but another week of warm, dry conditions didn't help soil moisture. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress report that 17 percent of the spring wheat crop, 10 percent of the oats and 7 percent...
April 7, 2015 - 9:52am
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
March 30, 2015
Farmer tries to find balance with genetically modified crops
TOLSTOY (AP) — A farmer in South Dakota's northern half is taking a middle road as to whether he should use genetically modified seeds. Tolstoy farmer Corey Johannsen told the Aberdeen American News that he grows crops that are genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as well...
March 30, 2015 - 2:13pm