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Top-ranking Vatican cardinal charged with sex offenses in Australia
Two Yellowstone National Park tourists injured by bison
Andes Central breaks ground on $13M expansion
Authorities: Chamberlain man received 20K illegal pills through mail
Sioux Falls mayor slashes funding in 5-year capital plan
UPS to freeze pensions for 70,000 nonunion workers to cut costs
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Farm groups applaud withdrawal of WOTUS rule
Dry conditions continue impacting South Dakota farmers
Continued improvements showcased at Sanborn Co. 4-H arena
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
Area baseball roundup: Salem picks up Cornbelt League win
Players buying in on Kernel basketball rebuild
Small College Basketball Hall of Fame to induct Don Meyer
Post 18 piles up the hits, downs Sioux Falls West 11-2
FCA football camp in Mitchell July 12
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Leona "Onie" Kost
Joyce Carol Fredrikson
Hoops on Hops: How and why glassware adds to your enjoyment of beer
All-American fun: Patriotic playdough is an easy DIY for summer
OPINION: A teen's summertime rite of passage
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
Wiltz: The need-to-know on SD's deer seasons
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Bob & Anna Graumann
August 28, 2014
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
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