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Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
South Dakota chamber says Amendment V is bad for business
Department of Agriculture seeks input on pollinator plan
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
Louis A. Nolz
Francis V. Schaefer
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
LETTER: Are there conflicts of interest with lake committee?
LETTER: Support changes to improve SD water quality
LETTER: Burg for SD State Senate
LETTER: Agenda request did require board action
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
May 6, 2014
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
Dakotas take precautions for pig virus, fair shows
PIERRE (AP) — The rapid spread of a swine virus is forcing officials in the Dakotas to take extra precautions for pig shows at county and state fairs. The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus spreads through pig manure. It's not harmful to humans but is often deadly to piglets. South...
March 25, 2014 - 5:59pm