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Fielding Questions: Dwarf Colorado spruce no longer dwarf
Perennial Favorites: New varieties of our favorite plants
Charges filed against Tim Kaine's son, others who crashed Minnesota Capitol Trump rally
Disgraced former ND neurosurgeon to serve 36 months on child sex charge
Fort Thompson man pleads not guilty to strangling, kidnapping woman
Target to test next-day delivery service in Minneapolis
Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Escaped cow wanders Mitchell park; lured home with corn
BBQ Boot Camp serves up a smokey sell-out in Fargo
Straight talk on land rent: Are landowners or renters right?
Cool, wet weather limits fieldwork in South Dakota
Southwest Minnesota's Tru Shrimp venture builds on region's crops
Amateur baseball: Pheasants end Angels' win streak at 34
Rudebusch claims discus crown for Tigers
Juniors open season with split against Brookings
Honkers not satisfied with reaching Class B baseball tourney
Post 18 opens with sweep in Aberdeen
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
Karen L. Wright
Thomas J. Witt
Daniel Robert Fritz
LETTER: Johnson is right for SD
Opinion: Circus folding its tent
Manworld tried extra hard this week to tell women 'no.' We weren't listening.
OUR VIEW: Critical to recognize EMS crews
Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Opbroek inducted into 4-H Shooting Sports Hall of Fame
South Dakota sees drop in 2016 pheasant hunting season
Wiltz: A list of favorite lures
South Dakota to release fewer deer hunting licenses
The Rev. Gerald J. Thury
Jim & Elizabeth Wieczorek
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