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South Dakota Senate panel approves science instruction bill
In Trump freeze, U.S. agencies delay rules affecting farm towns
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Gov. Dayton reveals he has prostate cancer; diagnosed on Friday
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
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Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
In Trump freeze, U.S. agencies delay rules affecting farm towns
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Bringing oats research to the next level with SDSU, General Mills
AgweekTV: Changes in antibiotics in livestock
At least one Midwest senator unhappy with Trump's ag secretary pick
With winter storm, area sports schedules become shuffled
Week of Jan. 23 South Dakota Sportswriters Basketball Polls
Athlete of the Week: Parkston’s Holzbauer staying focused on task at hand
Area basketball roundup: Fighting Cougars slip past Flyers
Golden Eagles shoot past Howard
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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September 2, 2015
Report: Landlords rent out 17.3M acres of SD farmland
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A government survey has found that there are 17.3 million acres of farmland rented out by landlords in South Dakota. The National Agricultural Statistics Service on Monday reported the data, which come from its first survey of landowners since 1999. The...
September 2, 2015 - 2:49pm
June 9, 2015
Landowners on reservations get government buyback offers
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government has made offers worth more than $230 million combined to buy fractionated parcels of land on two Montana American Indian reservations and turn them over to tribal governments, Department of Interior officials said. The offers involving...
June 9, 2015 - 1:34pm
June 4, 2015
Value of South Dakota ag land increases 1.4 percent
BROOKINGS (AP) — University economists report a 1.4 percent bump in the value of agricultural land in South Dakota over the past year. The increase is much smaller than the 6.1 percent registered from 2013 to 2014 and nowhere near the increases from the three previous years...
June 4, 2015 - 4:36pm
May 7, 2015
Feds send land buy-back offers to 6,500 at Cheyenne River
CHEYENNE RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION (AP) — The federal government says it has sent offers to more than 6,500 landowners who own parcels on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation as part its effort to help tribal governments consolidate land. Interior Department Deputy Secretary...
May 7, 2015 - 2:45pm
April 26, 2015
Ranchers opposing public-private land swap in Conata Basin
IMLAY (AP) — Ranchers in southwestern South Dakota are voicing concern over an ownership change of badlands and grasslands in a proposed swap. The federal government and the nonprofit Nature Conservancy are the parties involved in a deal known as the Cain Creek Land Exchange....
April 26, 2015 - 11:11am
November 12, 2014
AG WEEK: The ugly truth about cash rents
Modern agriculture likes to present a unified public front in which earnest farmers stress their solidarity and good intentions. Sometimes I half expect them to break into a chorus of “Kumbaya.” That’s especially true when it comes to land stewardship. Their unvarying message:...
November 12, 2014 - 10:25am
September 16, 2014
Consultant suggests state let stand ratios for cropland tax assessments
PIERRE — South Dakota shouldn’t change two pieces in the complex formula setting taxable values of cropland, an economist told the Legislature’s task force on agricultural assessments Monday. Burton Pflueger, a professor at South Dakota State University, testified that...
September 16, 2014 - 7:05am
May 15, 2014
21 reservations next up in consolidation program
By Matt Volz HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Twenty-one American Indian reservations will be the focus of the next phase of a $1.9 billion program to buy fractionated land parcels owned by multiple individuals and turn them over to tribal governments, Interior Department officials said...
May 15, 2014 - 5:32pm
March 18, 2014
Tribal land buy-back program starting in SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Interior says more than 16,000 land buyback offers have been sent to owners of parcels on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The offers total more than $100 million and will allow landowners to voluntarily sell their so-called...
March 18, 2014 - 3:20pm
October 17, 2013
Pennington County changes mind on farmland classification
RAPID CITY (AP) — The Pennington County Commission has revised criteria used to determine what properties are considered farmland. Commissioners voted 3-2 this week to reverse a May decision that quadrupled the minimum acreage for qualifying for an agricultural tax break, from...
October 17, 2013 - 12:27pm
April 4, 2013
GUEBERT: Land prices reach nutty levels
The neighborhood farmer grapevine, fiber optic for years now, was set abuzz recently with news that a 237-acre piece of the township for sale...
April 4, 2013 - 5:06pm
March 5, 2013
Land boom leveling off?
MITCHELL -- From to 2011 to 2012, the value of cropland in South Dakota grew faster than almost anywhere else in the country. According to the...
March 5, 2013 - 12:36am
February 21, 2013
Water-rights fight postponed
PIERRE -- The battle is done for this year in the Legislature over public access to the water over private land that has been flooded. Landowners lobbyist Mike Shaw and state Game, Fish and Parks Secretary Jeff Vonk sat side by side and pledged to a Senate committee Wednesday...
February 21, 2013 - 6:57am
February 5, 2013
City of Mitchell offers 2 parcels of land for sale
Just call him Wheelin' and Dealin' Ken Tracy, ready and willing to sell you some land? Not quite. The mayor of Mitchell said he's not suddenly...
February 5, 2013 - 5:52am
December 13, 2012
City of Sioux Falls considers buying Longfellow school land
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The City of Sioux Falls is considering buying land soon to be vacated by an elementary scheduled for consolidation. The media reports that the Sioux Falls School District is consolidating three core schools and has expressed an interest in selling the property...
December 13, 2012 - 2:07pm