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State officials hope ruling moves case to US Supreme Court
Rapid City gas station clerk stabbed to death in robbery
Mother, missing children could be in Black Hills
Company gives $50K donation under new school choice law
Bill offered to overhaul initiative requirements, start date
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
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Area wrestling roundup: KWLPG wins three at home quad
No. 5 Avon downs Mitchell Christian
Mitchell Christian holds off Avon
Area basketball roundup: Peterson powers Platte-Geddes over Burke/South Central
Harrisburg fends off Kernel boys
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
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WOSTER: Presidential communication: From Washington's horse rides to Trump tweets
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ROUNDS: Repealing Obamacare first step to replacing it with affordable, patient-centered plan
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
March 25, 2014
FSA head urging ranchers to register early
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The administrator of the agency that oversees federal farm programs is urging farmers and ranchers who plan to participate to register in advance. Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia is encouraging producers to report farm records and business...
March 25, 2014 - 10:35am
February 26, 2014
GUEBERT: Read the farm bill and pay
No one confirmed the farm bill's estimated $23 billion in savings (according to the bill's writers) over the 2008 law or the lesser, $16 billion in savings calculated by the Congressional Budget Office.
February 26, 2014 - 10:22pm
February 20, 2014
Conservation program enrollments stopped
In less than five years, about 82,000 acres of high quality wildlife habitat was enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in...
February 20, 2014 - 9:38pm
February 18, 2014
Millions coming to Prairie Pothole wetlands
USDA allocates funds for wetlands determination plus more money to promote grasslands preservation.
February 18, 2014 - 6:53am
February 17, 2014
Farmers say new farm bill provides certainty
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Most of the visitors at the 24th Annual Wessington Springs Farm and Home Show Monday appeared to be content about enjoying...
February 17, 2014 - 9:50pm
February 12, 2014
Thune: Ranchers could get blizzard payments in April
Ranchers could have checks as soon as April from farm bill disaster programs that will pay ranchers for livestock losses from the October blizzard and the 2012 drought, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Wednesday. "We hope the checks start to head out sometime in April....
February 12, 2014 - 9:30pm
February 7, 2014
Obama signs sprawling farm bill, lauds rural progress
(Reuters) - In a large barn smelling faintly of horses, President Barack Obama signed the $956 billion farm bill into law on Friday, comparing...
February 7, 2014 - 5:04pm
February 6, 2014
NOEM: Field to fork: The farm bill explained
Just days ago, the House passed the farm bill, moving it over the line and into Senate territory, where it also passed. It has been a privilege to serve as South Dakota's voice throughout the negotiations as a member of the Conference Committee. As is true in any negotiation, we...
February 6, 2014 - 9:21pm
Noem announces farm bill tour
Rep. Kristi Noem on Thursday announced her Field to Fork Tour, during which she will meet with producers, consumers and others to discuss the newly passed farm bill. The tour will make stops Friday at several locations and times in Rapid City, at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Empire HyVee...
February 6, 2014 - 9:08pm
GUEBERT: 'Historic' farm bill mostly took the easy way out
Congress didn’t convene one public hearing or one Ag Committee meeting over what the U.S. and its farmers and ranchers can do to ensure sustainable food production in a world steeply challenged by expanding population, increasing climate change and tougher, narrower economics.
February 6, 2014 - 2:12pm
Couple ordered to pay $1.3M for false wool claims
ABERDEEN (AP) — A South Dakota judge has ordered an Iowa couple to pay more than $1 million over wool loan deficiency payments received for sheep they didn't own. The U.S. attorney's office says Howard "Jack" Aleff and Reena Slominski, of Knoxville, Iowa, submitted 132 false...
February 6, 2014 - 9:18am
February 5, 2014
Noem plans farm bill tour
South Dakota farmers and ranchers have waited a long time to get a new farm bill through Congress, but they won't have to wait long to talk to...
February 5, 2014 - 8:56pm
SD lawmakers push for quick relief for ranchers
By Henry C. Jackson WASHINGTON (AP) — South Dakota's congressional delegation lobbied hard for the new federal farm bill, which will cost $100 billion per year for the next half-decade and has something for nearly everyone in agriculture. President Barack Obama is set to...
February 5, 2014 - 3:47pm
February 4, 2014
Thune, Johnson support farm bill
Sens. John Thune and Tim Johnson showed support for the new farm bill Tuesday, each voting in favor of its passage.
February 4, 2014 - 7:57pm
Groups say meat labeling rules could start trade war
By Dirk Lammers Meat and livestock groups upset that Congress opted in the new farm bill not to back off from mandatory country of origin labeling requirements are worried the issue could start a trade war with Canada and Mexico. Previous labeling rules required only the country...
February 4, 2014 - 7:16am