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Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
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Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Vinatieri's field goal gives South Dakota State playoff win
No. 7 Concordia hands No. 1 DWU women first loss
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Pierre handles Mitchell in opening dual
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Former Ethan woman celebrates a century
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Donald J. Star
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Christmas at the Capitol
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
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Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
August 25, 2014
Australian wheat harvest seen exceeding forecast on rains
MELBOURNE, Australia — The wheat harvest in Australia, the fourth-largest shipper, will be bigger than predicted by the government after rains in eastern growing areas boosted yields. Production may total 24.9 million metric tons in 2014-2015, according to the median of seven...
August 25, 2014 - 7:55pm
Too much corn with nowhere to go as US farmers plan for record
CHICAGO — The ripening corn and soybean fields stretch for miles in every direction from Dennis Wentworth's farm in Downs, Illinois. As he marveled at his best-yielding crops ever, he wondered aloud where the heck he'll put it all. "Logistics are going to be a huge problem...
August 25, 2014 - 7:53pm
August 13, 2014
Dakotas producing good-size soybean, wheat crops
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Corn production is down slightly in the Dakotas, but the soybean crops are at record levels and wheat production has rebounded. The latest report from the Agriculture Department estimates South Dakota's soybean crop up 7 percent from last year and North...
August 13, 2014 - 8:20am
August 11, 2014
Spring wheat harvest lags behind 5-year average
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The spring wheat harvest in South Dakota continued to lag far behind the five-year average as below-normal temperatures persisted throughout the state. The U.S. Agriculture Department says in its weekly report that spring wheat harvested was reported at 11...
August 11, 2014 - 7:25pm
August 10, 2014
Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest
By David Pitt DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking at busting...
August 10, 2014 - 11:18pm
August 5, 2014
WOSTER: The call of the lonesome whistle brings back railroad dreams
When the grain harvest hits in South Dakota, a good supply of rail cars at the right time can make all the difference. I suppose I knew that when I was a kid hauling wheat to Shanard's Elevator in Reliance. I used to see the cars lined up on the siding, waiting for the grain, for...
August 5, 2014 - 10:57pm
July 30, 2014
BNSF whittles down late cars
FARGO, N.D. — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway reported 3,908 past-due agricultural rail cars as of July 17, down about 14 percent from...
July 30, 2014 - 8:22am
July 11, 2014
ND doctor: Harvest and heart attacks connected
CASSELTON, N.D. — During harvest season and even when farmers are gearing up for harvest, rural areas see a large number of heart attacks,...
July 11, 2014 - 11:03am
December 6, 2013
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 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
November 5, 2013
Cool, wet conditions slow SD row crop harvest
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The row crop harvest in South Dakota is being slowed by cool, wet conditions. The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop and weather report that the sunflower harvest is 31 percent done, the corn harvest 63 percent complete and the soybean harvest 92...
November 5, 2013 - 1:54pm
October 17, 2013
Farmers more focused on harvest than shutdown
VALLEY SPRINGS (AP) — A South Dakota farmer says most producers are so focused on the harvest that the impact of the government reopening isn't that pertinent to them right now. Kevin Scott, of Valley Springs, says one major impact of the shutdown was the closure of Farm Service...
October 17, 2013 - 8:32pm