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MHS marching band places second in Iowa, finals canceled due to weather
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
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
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
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
DWU football cruises to GPAC win at Hastings
No. 4 Gorillas knock off No. 1 Warbirds
Photos from the Kernels homecoming game against Spearfish
Titans win Class 9AA battle
Area high school football roundup: Black Panthers blank Crusaders
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
August 19, 2016
Finding cattle feed with less pasture
It's the Cain and Abel conflict of agriculture: you farm or you ranch. Very few do both. But with the push for more sustainable farming practices,...
August 19, 2016 - 12:27pm
March 3, 2015
South Dakota farm families to be honored at State Fair
HURON (AP) — Families that have spent 100 or 125 years of life on farming or ranching have the opportunity to be recognized during the South Dakota State Fair. A farm or ranch is eligible for the honors if at least 80 acres of original land have been continuously owned by the...
March 3, 2015 - 1:54pm
October 12, 2014
Risk management for ranchers
South Dakota ag groups are making ranchers aware of rangeland insurance, in part to inform them about available insurance options and determine how they fit into the plans of producers. The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, in particular, is making ranchers aware of the option...
October 12, 2014 - 12:32pm
September 19, 2013
SDSU to host drought management workshops
BROOKINGS -- SDSU Extension will host a Drought Risk Management Workshop for cattle, sheep and other livestock producers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Winner "These workshops are designed for ranchers to help them develop and write drought...
September 19, 2013 - 8:40am
April 25, 2013
GUEBERT: Ranchers paying for the right to lose
Chicago Cubs baseball fans and American cow-calf ranchers have two things in common. First, they can't win for losing and, second, they pay heavily...
April 25, 2013 - 12:47pm
April 21, 2013
Storm leaves calving, lambing ops stuck in mud
RAPID CITY (AP) -- During the worst of the snowstorm last week, Ardmore-area rancher Jacey Woodward was hauling newborn calves into the house...
April 21, 2013 - 9:59pm
February 16, 2013
Women play larger role in today's ag
They're not all farm wives anymore. Women are driving combines, ordering feed and seed and owning and managing farms and ranches. Linda Bannwarth,...
February 16, 2013 - 9:40am
January 13, 2013
Beef conference to focus on input costs
WATERTOWN (AP) -- Regional livestock experts will discuss how to manage input costs within the cow-calf and feedlot sectors of the beef industry Thursday and Friday during a conference in Watertown. University of Wyoming Extension Beef Specialist Scott Lake and University of Minnesota...
January 13, 2013 - 6:17pm
December 27, 2012
Forums on livestock production
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Department of Agriculture will hold two dozen meetings across the state in the next three months to discuss the future of livestock production in the state. State Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones says South Dakota has progressive entrepreneurs who...
December 27, 2012 - 7:12am
December 22, 2012
After five years of big changes, Brand Board director is leaving
PIERRE -- Larry Stearns plans to step down next year as director for the state Brand Board. He has been at the helm throughout a major and often contentious change for the board, which in 2008 took full responsibility for livestock ownership inspections and theft prevention. ...
December 22, 2012 - 5:59pm
December 20, 2012
Early registration deadline for beef conference Jan. 4
BROOKINGS -- The early registration deadline for the Northern States Beef Conference is Jan. 4. The conference is held Jan. 17 and 18 at the Watertown Regional Extension Center. Drought conditions, high input costs and income are forcing producers to re-evaluate many of their...
December 20, 2012 - 10:42am
SDSU offers ag training, education sessions
BROOKINGS -- South Dakota State University Extension is now accepting applications for the second class of "beefSD," a two-year educational program designed specifically for beginning beef producers. The first class of beefSD was initiated in 2011. Participants in Class 1 have indicated...
December 20, 2012 - 10:36am
November 27, 2012
Crops, pasture hit hard by weather
In a normal year, Philip cattle producer Bill Slovek makes several thousand big bales of hay. This summer, he didn't even hook up his haying...
November 27, 2012 - 8:24am
November 26, 2012
SD red meat production in October up over the year
SIOUX FALLS(AP) -- Commercial red meat production in South Dakota totaled 107.4 million pounds in October, up 9 percent over the year. The Agriculture Department says pork production and sheep and lamb production in the state were up from October 2011. The commercial hog slaughter...
November 26, 2012 - 11:49am
November 19, 2012
SD cattle on feed down 20,000 from a year ago
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head had 220,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market as of Nov. 1. The Agriculture Department says the inventory is down 20,000 head over the year but up 25,000 head over the month. Placements in feedlots...
November 19, 2012 - 10:59am