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S.D. Board of Education to consider new teacher certification process
Wagner man charged with raping 12-year-old girl
Platte’s New Hope to be ready for use by spring
Dakota Wesleyan band director selected for masterclass in London
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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
Six area teams scheduled for boys basketball shootout in Madison
Tiger men roll past Dordt
Photos from Dakota Wesleyan's doubleheader sweep of Dordt College
Defense carries the day for Tiger women over Dordt
Winner’s Ewing is latest Warrior to join Jackrabbits
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
W.P. "Pete" Olson
Ardith J. Muilenburg
Thomas Ralph Mielke
NOEM: Nothing less than a miracle
Palace City Profile: Life's path led back home for the Anderson family
WOSTER: Presidential communication: From Washington's horse rides to Trump tweets
HEINERT: Disappointed in governor's Spearfish Canyon State Park plan
OUR VIEW: Self-assess screen time for children
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
October 2, 2014
ADVICE: Can you afford to hold back heifers?
As we are seeing all-time highs in feeder calf prices, we are also looking at all-time high prices to purchase bred heifers. Logically, it would make sense to keep back your own and breed them, but at the current prices of selling calves, can you afford to not sell them? If you...
October 2, 2014 - 7:20am
September 28, 2014
Water rule and risk management tools to be highlighted at upcoming area meetings
Pierre — Livestock producers are invited to join the South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association at any of six area meetings scheduled for Oct. 6-8. Area meetings are scheduled at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 at the...
September 28, 2014 - 10:42pm
Use of cover crops for forage supply, dairy production
BROOKINGS — In the Upper Plains, it may be in the producer’s interest to consider a cover crop to increase revenues. “Cover crops provide multiple benefits to the producer and the environment. The primary benefit is additional forage production from the growth of the cover...
August 28, 2014 - 8:52pm
August 27, 2014
Farm income seen falling 14 percent from record 2013 levels
USDA: Lower corn, soybean prices likely to blame for profit plunge; livestock revenues could set record.
August 27, 2014 - 7:33am
August 26, 2014
Regional states eye SD’s milk production success
South Dakota milk production continues to rise, and North Dakota dairy officials hope to repeat that success. Producers in Minnesota, whose powerhouse milk industry has declined for decades, also see reason for optimism. South Dakota produced 179 million pounds of milk in July,...
August 26, 2014 - 7:06am
August 11, 2014
NDSU project aims to boost cattle on Standing Rock rez
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An animal science professor at North Dakota State University is leading a project that aims to boost beef cattle production on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Outdated land management strategies have degraded range conditions on the 3,600-square mile...
August 11, 2014 - 8:33am
August 4, 2014
Official: Anthrax found in bison, no food concern
The year's first case of animal anthrax in South Dakota has been confirmed in a bison herd in the northern part of the state, which is home to the most domesticated bison on ranches in the country. But experts say there is little need to be alarmed because the threat to humans is...
August 4, 2014 - 10:20pm
SD, ND have confirmed animal anthrax cases
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's state veterinarian is urging ranchers to ensure their animals are vaccinated after the state's first case of animal anthrax this year. Dustin Oedekoven says a herd of unvaccinated bison in Dewey County in north central South Dakota was found to...
August 4, 2014 - 2:34pm
August 1, 2014
Anthrax confirmed in SD for first time this year
Anthrax has been confirmed in South Dakota livestock for the first time this year. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven has confirmed that a herd of unvaccinated bison in Dewey County was found to be infected on July 31. Anthrax is a serious disease of livestock because it may...
August 1, 2014 - 9:45pm
July 17, 2014
Livestock good for nearly 30,000 SD jobs, report says
BROOKINGS — According to a recent report, South Dakota’s livestock industry provides more than 29,000 jobs and contributes $7.3 billion to the state’s economy. The report was commissioned by the United Soybean Board. It highlights the economic importance of domestic animal...
July 17, 2014 - 3:39pm
June 30, 2014
Ag specialists offering CAFO training session
HURON (AP) — Several ag specialists from across the state will offer an environmental training session for operators of concentrated animal feeding operations on July 10. This training at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron fulfills the environmental and manure-management...
June 30, 2014 - 10:55pm
May 26, 2014
Officials: Clean up Big Sioux River, Skunk Creek in Sioux Falls
To make the stretch of stream safe for swimming, livestock will be fenced out.
May 26, 2014 - 6:14am
May 21, 2014
Trimming livestock feed expenses
Agriculture is a risky business with many uncontrolled variables, so every producer has to control what they can to show a profit at the end of the year. When it comes to livestock production, one of the biggest variables that need to be evaluated each year is feed expense. It is...
May 21, 2014 - 9:04pm
Meeting the cows nutritional needs after calving nz
BROOKINGS -- How the nutritional needs of a cow herd are addressed after calving is critically important to a successful start to next year's calf crop. "To maintain a 365-day calving interval, rebreeding has to occur by 82 days after calving," said Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension...
May 21, 2014 - 8:50pm
May 14, 2014
Cattle operation move approved
Davison County Commissioners approved the relocation of a cattle operation in Rome Township Tuesday. The operation, owned by Rob Maeschen, will be relocated to a new site nearby and expanded from 450 head of cattle to 600. The feedlot project has had little objection to the proposed...
May 14, 2014 - 7:20am