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Targeting deals for the trophy room
South Dakota nonprofit to build housing for ex-convicts
Man's body pulled from Big Sioux River in South Dakota park
School board to consider new bus company
2 men plead guilty to manslaughter in Rapid City stabbing
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
94th Little 'I' Celebrates Tradition and New Events
Tracking soil temperature an important step before planting, experts say
Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
KIRK: 'Gettin' a cow in' provides frustrations, yet good stories to share
Moke strikes out 16 in Honker victory
Finalists named for Miss, Mr. Basketball
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
Nelson relishes quarterback competition
Cougars cruise in home golf meet
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Harold Theodore Tiede
Jay D. Mudder
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
ROUNDS: Undoing the Obama legacy of ‘government knows best’
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
LETTER: A look at recent changes
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
April 12, 2017
Smithfield makes move on market for pig-human transplants
CHICAGO - Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig...
April 12, 2017 - 12:37pm
March 10, 2017
Oklahoma wildfires kill thousands of pigs at Smithfield, Seaboard farms
Wildfires devastated a Smithfield Foods Inc hog farm in Laverne, Oklahoma, killing at least several thousand pigs, company and local officials said on Friday, March 10. The exact number of swine killed in the Oklahoma fire, which began on Monday, was not immediately known. Smithfield...
March 10, 2017 - 6:56pm
October 17, 2016
Douglas County jury says hog barn is not a nuisance
ARMOUR — A jury ruled in favor of the owners of a Douglas County hog barn Friday in a lawsuit in which four property owners called the facility a nuisance. After a three-day jury trial, the jury decided Cedar Creek Feeders, based in Hartford, and DelRay Geidel, of Dimock, on...
October 17, 2016 - 5:27pm
October 12, 2016
Hog barn 'nuisance' trial begins in Douglas County
ARMOUR — Attorneys have convened Wednesday in Douglas County for the first day of a jury trial, in which four Douglas County property owners are seeking restitution for nuisance caused by a newly constructed hog barn. Herman and Jeanette Fink, residents of Douglas County, and...
October 12, 2016 - 12:07pm
October 11, 2016
Mitchell farmer named America's Pig Farmer of the Year
Only one person can win an award, but according to a nationally recognized Mitchell farmer, raising pigs is a team effort. "It takes a full team...
October 11, 2016 - 7:22pm
October 10, 2016
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The new $7.4 million Swine Education and Research Facility at South Dakota State University will mark a new era for the...
October 10, 2016 - 8:28am
October 1, 2016
USDA: South Dakota's hog and pig numbers up 5 percent
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of hogs and pigs in the state is up 5 percent from the same time last year. The latest report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service says there were 1.41 million head Sept. 1, a 5 percent increase over...
October 1, 2016 - 10:50am
April 19, 2016
Bon Homme residents pitch new animal feeding ordinance
TYNDALL—Some Bon Homme County residents hope to put the brakes on new animal feeding operations. On Tuesday at the Bon Homme County Commission meeting, locals proposed a moratorium on enclosed housing animal facilities with more than 800 units after three new swine finishing...
April 19, 2016 - 4:38pm
September 25, 2015
South Dakota hogs and pigs up 5 percent from last year
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of hogs and pigs in the state is up 5 percent from the same time last year. The South Dakota office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service says there were 1.33 million head on September 1, a 5 percent...
September 25, 2015 - 6:22pm
August 22, 2015
Oak Lane colony completes 10K hog facility
ALEXANDRIA—The Oak Lane Hutterite Colony celebrated the completion of its new 10,000-head hog operation with an open house Friday evening. John...
August 22, 2015 - 10:36am
December 30, 2013
SD Pork Congress scheduled
SIOUX FALLS — The South Dakota Pork Producers Council announces its 45th annual Pork Congress to be held at the Sioux Falls Ramkota Hotel and Exhibit Hall on Jan. 8 and 9. The two-day trade show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on...
December 30, 2013 - 5:39pm
October 29, 2013
Video captures alleged pig abuse
Minnesota-based company also manages facility near Mount Vernon.
October 29, 2013 - 7:27pm
April 30, 2013
Open house planned for area hog facility
An open house showcasing Jackrabbit Family Farm, a Pipestone System swine production unit, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the facility at 3952 264th St., Mount Vernon. The welcome will be given at 2:45 p.m. by U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D. Guided tours will be offered from 2...
April 30, 2013 - 8:35am
March 28, 2013
South Dakota hog inventory down 9 percent
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The number of hogs and pigs in South Dakota is down 9 percent from the same time last year. That's according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture hog inventory. The USDA says there were 1.18 million head in the state on March 1. Breeding hog inventory stood...
March 28, 2013 - 4:19pm
July 30, 2012
SD Pork Producers to hold meetings in Mitchell and Watertown
SIOUX FALLS -- The South Dakota Pork Producers Council announces its Producers Meetings at two South Dakota locations on Thursday. "Pork producers are faced with having to make some very serious management decisions due to extremely high feed costs resulting from the current...
July 30, 2012 - 8:32am