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Supreme Court snubs challenge to death penalty constitutionality
After Google grounds drone project, Facebook ramps up flights
After the Note 7 crisis, Samsung won't debut its next phone until March
Probe into wrong Oscar winner announcement deepens
South Dakota State student stabbed, suspect injured
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Kindred students take on service project to celebrate National FFA Week
National FFA Week provides opportunities for education, experience
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
Max takes third for Kernels
Big Wild trade makes it look like team is going for it all
May hoping to earn spot in Twins starting rotation
Kurt Busch finally wins Daytona 500 on 17th try
Jacobs: Early migrants reach the valley
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
George Bollock, Jr.
Donald James Fredrichs
Dorothy A. Heibel
Beverly Ann Feenstra
David G. Hamilton
MERCER: Special law wanted on pipeline protests
Column: The power of noticing can save lives
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Richard and Judith (Stetler) Isaacs
LaVerne & Kathryn Kothe
Joe & Kerrill Morrison
February 6, 2017
Future of trade in question under Trump
CRESTWOOD, Ky. — With President Donald Trump removing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and seeking to renegotiate and potentially leave the North American Free Trade Agreement, the outlook for trade relationships with the U.S. and its neighbors is unclear. While the...
February 6, 2017 - 10:00am
January 16, 2017
Arctic Apples will test appetite for genetically modified produce
SUMMERLAND, British Columbia—Neal and Louisa Carter didn't set out to be pioneers in biotechnology. But their work to develop non-browning...
January 16, 2017 - 7:00am
October 25, 2016
Hemp may be next gold mine for Native American tribes
(Reuters) - Casinos on Native American land have poured billions into tribal economies since the late 1980s, lifting many people from poverty. Now, some hope, cultivating industrial hemp could do the same. Under U.S. law, hemp - which comes from the same family of plants that produce...
October 25, 2016 - 12:42pm
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