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Area Halloween events scheduled
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Fort Thompson woman accused of stealing funds meant to help tribal members
Canton man sentenced for selling stolen items on eBay
Trial begins for man accused of killing infant son
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
Gold rush: No. 1 Kernels cruise into semifinals
Area volleyball roundup: Rustlers rally for five-set win at Platte-Geddes
Photos from the Kernels 79-22 win over Sturgis in 11AA playoffs
Tigers win season opener in Colorado
New faces abound for DWU men
Mitchell woman turns 80
Canova woman marks 85th birthday
Couple celebrates 60th anniversary
Healy birth announcement
Fulton woman celebrates 80th birthday
Ruth E. Baker
Mary Jo Wittstruck
The last great stronghold for pheasant hunting
A Monumental Milestone
Superstar, super nervous, easy interview
Mastering a foreign language
Human trafficking in our backyard
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
October 10, 2016
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The new $7.4 million Swine Education and Research Facility at South Dakota State University will mark a new era for the...
October 10, 2016 - 8:28am
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