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Tuesday storm brings golf ball-sized hail to Lyman Co.
Area departments recuperate, thankful for rain following two Monday fires
Hillary Clinton Officially Becomes First Female Presidential Nominee From Major Party
Some find outbursts at DNC embarrassing, others expressive
Indian Village funding, new courthouse deputy requests likely to be denied in county budget
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
Extreme heat, humidity stress South Dakota crops, livestock
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
An annual drive to the rodeo
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Amateur baseball district playoffs: Mustangs blank Bullheads 6-0
Mitchell Black takes top seed into regions
Two Mitchell tennis players take second at Brandon Junior Open
Milbank claims Class B Legion title
Canova Gang grabs state tourney spot with win over Dell Rapids Mudcats
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Wilma Jean Miller
Paul Frederick Monteil Jr.
OPINION: Journalism needs a new generation of young reporters
A different Trump rose in Cleveland
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
'Gotta catch 'em all' is not an excuse for boorish behavior
LETTER: Probe of Clinton's 'misdeeds' unsuccessful
Archery training in SD schools continues to grow
WILTZ: An ode to Pittsburgh and learning about Lake Erie's walleyes
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
August 4, 2014
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
May 13, 2014
Hand County Commission votes down feedlot plan
MILLER — The Hand County Commission on May 6 voted 3-2 against the approval of a conditional use permit for a 50,000-head cattle feedlot. Northern Prime Feeders LLC has been working to build a lot on the Eagle Pass Ranch property in the Ree Heights area, between Highmore and Miller. Earlier...
May 13, 2014 - 6:34am
May 9, 2014
Thune receives update on livestock disaster assistance
Senator John Thune, R-S.D., Wednesday questioned Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about livestock disaster assistance for producers in South Dakota at a hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee. Thune requested an update from Vilsack regarding the applications and payments...
May 9, 2014 - 7:16pm
Hundreds of Dakotas ranchers apply for federal aid
By Blake Nicholson BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — About one-third of the initial applications made to a federal aid program for disaster-stricken ranchers have come from the Dakotas, and most of the money given out so far has gone to South Dakota producers. South Dakota ranchers...
May 9, 2014 - 10:04am
May 6, 2014
Livestock profitability up slightly in state
Profitability for livestock producers went up in 2013 compared to the year before, according to the annual findings of the Farm and Ranch Business Management Program at Mitchell Technical Institute. The average cow-calf farmer had a profit of $36.63 per cow in 2013. That same category...
May 6, 2014 - 6:45pm
Not too late to get heifers to target weight by breeding
BROOKINGS -- Depending on a cattle producer's calving season, breeding may be only a few months away. Will your replacement heifers be ready? When Elaine Grings asked this question, the assistant professor and SDSU Extension cow/calf management and production specialist is referring...
May 6, 2014 - 2:03pm
May 4, 2014
Hundreds of hogs believed killed in Pierre barn fire
PIERRE (AP) — Hundreds of hogs housed in a facility near Pierre are believed to have died in an early morning fire in a hog barn. Pierre Rural Assistant Fire Chief Sean Kruger tells KCCR radio he isn't certain how many pigs were actually in the 1,000-head facility, but he estimates...
May 4, 2014 - 11:03pm
May 1, 2014
US pork group predicts virus could hike consumer prices 10-12 percent
By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON — U.S. hog prices could rise by 15 percent to 25 percent and consumer prices for pork by 10 percent to 12 percent as a result of a virus that has killed some 7 million piglets in the United States, the National Pork Producers Council said on Wednesday. But...
May 1, 2014 - 3:02pm