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February 28, 2017
U.S. Senator John Thune (R), right, delivers remarks while U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R), center, and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R) listen during an event at Dakotafest near Mitchell in August. (Matt Gade/Republic)
SD delegation praises Trump plan to dismantle WOTUS
February 28, 2017 - 6:06pm
February 20, 2017
The number of South Dakota farms and ranches declined during 2016, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The number of farms and ranches in the State, at 31,000, was down 300 farms from 2015. (Republic file photo)
Bigger farms, fewer farmers
February 20, 2017 - 4:24pm
February 14, 2017
South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers (Photo courtesy of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture)
SD ag secretary expects poor ag economy to continue
February 14, 2017 - 5:26pm
September 29, 2015
Media mogul Ted Turner buys 'Dances with Wolves' ranch
September 29, 2015 - 2:44pm
June 26, 2015
Buffalo ranch featured in 'Dances With Wolves' to be sold
June 26, 2015 - 9:11am
February 15, 2014
USDA expediting federal relief for Dakotas ranchers hit by blizzard
February 15, 2014 - 9:07am
February 14, 2014
The crowd at a South Dakota Farm Alliance Rally on Feb. 12, 1985, that brought a reported 6,000 people to Pierre and convinced the entire state Legislature to go to Washington, D.C., to lobby for the state's farm community. (Daily Republic file photo)
1980S SERIES: Farm crisis unites a state
February 14, 2014 - 12:56pm
October 2, 2013
The sun starts to break through the clouds as farmers harvest soybeans Wednesday for Mount Vernon farmer and leukemia patient Alan Greenway. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)
Harvest of health and help for Greenway
October 2, 2013 - 6:30pm
May 13, 2013
KIRK: 'The Annoying Neighbor Kid'
May 13, 2013 - 9:34am
December 22, 2012
Some of the 5,908 acres of the Cornerstone Ranch are shown here. The South Dakota ranch has been donated to The Nature Conservancy. (Doug Shaw/The Nature Conservancy)
Nature Conservancy gets 5,908-acre ranch gift
December 22, 2012 - 5:52pm
December 18, 2012
The Nature Conservancy sells ranch in Custer County
December 18, 2012 - 1:30pm
September 6, 2012
Florida tycoon selling off Dakotas cattle ranch
September 6, 2012 - 10:59am
July 23, 2012
Jake Valichnac of the Lakeside, Ariz., Fire Department helps mop up the remains of the Myrtle Fire near Pringle on Monday. The Myrtle Fire is one of several sweeping through central and western South Dakota, and has consumed more than 16 square miles of land. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Aaron Rosenblatt)
Myrtle Fire in Black Hills burns historic ranch to ashes
July 23, 2012 - 7:41pm
February 13, 2012
AMY KIRK: No need for fancy dinner: There's love on the ranch
February 13, 2012 - 11:35am
January 25, 2012
Damages trial set in Thompson Farms case against Aurora County
January 25, 2012 - 10:43am