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Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths
Regulator: Dakota Access pipeline worker killed in accident
Far-reaching tribal solidarity displayed at pipeline protest
3 tribal colleges in South Dakota get USDA grant funding
Defense attorneys ask about death penalty in casino killing
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
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
Dakota State stuns Dakota Wesleyan football team
No. 3 Jaguars fend off No. 4 Cowboys
Kernels cross country brings back bigger squad
Titans overtake Razorbacks in first half
Bormann qualifies for Symetra Tour golf event
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Shellie Rene Hansen (Gaulke)
Andrew Clarence Sybesma
Steven Douglas Coulter
Fern M. Chasing Horse
LETTER: Booze is seemingly everywhere
LETTER: Time passes, but remember all involved at 9-11
LETTER: Ask for fair pay on Labor Day
LETTER: Let's double check Thune's claim
LETTER: State's attorney should look into gas prices
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
October 12, 2014
Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop
By David Pitt DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers' efforts to sterilize their operations. And as pigs' numbers increase, sticker shock on things...
October 12, 2014 - 10:57pm
October 7, 2014
South Dakota confirms 2 new cases of swine disease
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota veterinary officials say two more farms have confirmed cases of a potentially deadly swine virus, bringing the state total to 38 farms. The South Dakota Animal Industry Board held a conference call Tuesday for its October meeting. Staff veterinarian...
October 7, 2014 - 10:10pm
July 18, 2014
Farm odor will be examined, Jackrabbit CEO says
MOUNT VERNON — The CEO of the company that manages Jackrabbit Family Farms said there will be an examination of the complaints regarding alleged...
July 18, 2014 - 9:27pm
May 19, 2014
Bio-security protocols can help in reducing threat of PEDv
Since 2001, the pork industry's Transport Quality Assurance program has tried to promote responsible practices when handling and transporting pigs. In that time, Transport Quality Assurance program has undergone five revisions -- always striving to offer the most current, science-based...
May 19, 2014 - 7:54pm
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 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
April 24, 2014
New swine facility draws students, funds into SDSU
PIERRE (AP) — College students and dollars are flowing into South Dakota from neighboring Iowa and Minnesota, boosting the state's swine industry. Industry groups from outside the state have pledged hundreds of thousands of dollars toward a new $5.5 million swine facility at...
April 24, 2014 - 12:07pm
March 25, 2014
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
March 18, 2014
Veterinarian: Virus affecting pigs on 25 SD farms
There is no vaccine to prevent the virus from spreading. Bio-control standards are being put in place to keep the virus from spreading to other farms.
March 18, 2014 - 10:14am
March 17, 2014
Is virus-inflated US hog market bubble about to burst?
CHICAGO/NEW YORK -- Fund managers and traders have chased hog prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to record highs on fear of a deadly pig virus, but a market reversal is likely if government data in the next two weeks shows no major damage from the disease. At $14 billion, lean...
March 17, 2014 - 11:06pm
March 2, 2014
ND latest state to confirm case of fatal swine illness
(Reuters) — North Dakota is the latest state to confirm a case of a deadly pig virus which has killed an estimated 4 million pigs in the United States since its discovery in the spring of 2013. The first North Dakota case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, was confirmed...
March 2, 2014 - 2:39pm
Hog futures go up on supply woes as pig virus spreads
By Bloomberg News CHICAGO — Hog futures rose to a record, joining this month’s cattle rally to an all-time high, as supply concerns mounted amid a spreading virus that kills piglets and signs that U.S. pork output is declining. Porcine epidemic virus, or PED, has killed...
March 2, 2014 - 2:36pm
February 10, 2014
Virus killing 5 million pigs spurs hog-price rally
Almost every piglet born on Craig Rowles’ hog farms near Carroll, Iowa, died from the virus that swept through his herds in November, causing $462,000 of lost revenue in the first month of the outbreak. By the end of February, he expects to lose 15,000 animals, or 10 percent of...
February 10, 2014 - 6:54am
February 3, 2014
Centerville man accused of stealing hogs in Iowa
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A 29-year-old South Dakota man has been accused of stealing and selling dozens of hogs stolen in northwest Iowa. The Sioux City Journal says Joshua Nygaard, of Centerville is charged with three counts of theft. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says...
February 3, 2014 - 11:35am
January 24, 2014
Hog producers take steps to guard against deadly virus
(Reuters) — Concern among the top U.S. hog-producing states over a virus that is killing millions of baby pigs has reached such an extent that officials at an industry gathering in Minnesota this week swabbed the trade floor to test for the virus. Meeting organizers in Iowa...
January 24, 2014 - 7:15am