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Trial begins for man accused of killing infant son
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CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
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Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
'Consistent performer': Michels makes plays for Kernels
SD college football preview: Nielson takes on old team in USD-WIU duel
Dordt sweeps Tigers in three sets
Mitchell's Brewster to join Tiger women's basketball
Catching up with former area athletes: Fossum, Juffer lead Coyotes into new swim season
Mitchell woman turns 80
Canova woman marks 85th birthday
Couple celebrates 60th anniversary
Healy birth announcement
Fulton woman celebrates 80th birthday
Marcellina C. Weiss
Joseph F. Nesladek
Albertine "Tina" Anderst
The last great stronghold for pheasant hunting
A Monumental Milestone
Superstar, super nervous, easy interview
Mastering a foreign language
Human trafficking in our backyard
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
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
April 30, 2014
Geppert earns awards from American Angus Association
Kylee Geppert, Mitchell, has earned the National Junior Angus Associations Bronze and Silver Awards. Geppert, the daughter of Kevin and Helen Geppert, Mitchell, is a member of the NJAA and the South Dakota Junior Angus Association where she has served as director. She has participated...
April 30, 2014 - 9:06pm
April 29, 2014
Killer virus spreads through hog belt, pushing pork to record price
CHICAGO (Reuters) — John Goihl, a hog nutritionist in Shakopee, Minn., knows a farmer in his state who lost 7,500 piglets just after they were born. In Sampson County, N.C., 12,000 of Henry Moore’s piglets died in three weeks. Some 30,000 piglets perished at John Prestage’s...
April 29, 2014 - 7:04am
SD Farm Service Agency head: First disaster checks to go out soon
April 15 was the first day livestock producers could sign up for federal disaster assistance programs re-established and strengthened by the 2014 farm bill.
April 29, 2014 - 7:02am
April 18, 2014
Triplet calves born for Parkston farmer
PARKSTON -- No one can tell Tom Semmler he was wrong about one of his cows having triplets. The Parkston-area farmer said some of his friends...
April 18, 2014 - 6:03am
April 16, 2014
Trial set in proposed tribal national park dispute
Ranchers want judge to block Oglala Sioux Tribe from cancelling grazing leases, condemning land as tribe plans buffalo herd at Badlands.
April 16, 2014 - 12:26pm
April 15, 2014
SDSU prof: Cattle feeding margins move into black
BROOKINGS (AP) — A South Dakota State University adjunct economics professor says cattle feeding margins moved back into the black in the first quarter of 2014 after nearly three years of deep losses. Darrell Mark says last fall's record-large 13.925 billion bushel corn crop...
April 15, 2014 - 2:34pm
Officials ready for ranchers seeking federal aid
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Ranchers in the Dakotas are starting to sign up for federal disaster aid to help them recover after an early October blizzard killed tens of thousands of animals, and government officials say they are ready. Tuesday is the first day ranchers can sign up...
April 15, 2014 - 2:20pm
April 9, 2014
PHOTO: Quintuplet lambs
April 9, 2014 - 8:07am
April 7, 2014
Livestock disaster aid sign-up set for next week
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Ranchers in the Dakotas whose herds were devastated by an early October blizzard can begin signing up for federal disaster aid next week. The federal Agriculture Department on Monday said farmers and ranchers can start signing up for disaster assistance programs...
April 7, 2014 - 3:13pm
April 2, 2014
Meetings planned to help ranchers apply for disaster aid
RAPID CITY (AP) — Four meetings are planned for western South Dakota to give ranch families the chance to meet with Farm Service Agency officials regarding the Livestock Disaster Program. Several agencies are hosting the community gatherings and free meal on April 14 and 15...
April 2, 2014 - 10:56am
March 25, 2014
Genetic tools help better understand rumen organisms
BROOKINGS -- Researchers are using new genetic tools to better understand the relationship between ruminant's gut micro-organisms and their hosts. "Many rumen organisms don't grow well in culture and it is suggested that less than 20 percent of rumen organisms can be cultured....
March 25, 2014 - 8:53pm