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Black Hills business short on seasonal employees
Police search for sculpture stolen from downtown Sioux Falls
Musical park to come to South Dakota town of Lead
Officials to break ground on new South Dakota school
Number of speeding tickets up as speed limit rose to 80 mph
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
DWU drops two GPAC games
Foote, Bauder place 2nd at state meet
Ducks top Tea in season-opener
Inaugural Mitchell prep indoor meet set for Tuesday
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Jeremy Lee Lhotak
Marjorie L. Huber
Barb K. Sydow-Houck
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
LETTER: Truth be told
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
March 16, 2017
Rounds: $4.7B proposed USDA cut 'not necessarily' fair
U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds said a 21 percent cut in the U.S. Department of Agriculture budget is "not necessarily" fair. During a call with reporters...
March 16, 2017 - 5:17pm
Trump wants 21 percent USDA budget cut; food, rural water hit
CHICAGO - President Donald Trump has proposed halting funding for rural clean water initiatives and reducing county-level staff, for a 21 percent...
March 16, 2017 - 2:05pm
March 15, 2017
ABC Broadcasting ordered to face defamation trial over 'Pink Slime' reports
A South Dakota state judge has ordered ABC Broadcasting to face a potential $5.7 billion defamation lawsuit claiming it damaged Beef Products...
March 15, 2017 - 12:07pm
March 2, 2017
Under pressure, USDA restores some abused animal reports to website
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has restored some of the tens of thousands of animal welfare documents that it abruptly removed from its website....
March 2, 2017 - 3:44pm
February 17, 2017
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
CHICAGO, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Mexico's attempts to diversify its supplies of corn could threaten a crucial market for U.S. farmers who are increasingly...
February 17, 2017 - 3:08pm
Resistance is growing to the USDA's blackout of animal welfare records
The condemnation was swift when the Agriculture Department announced two weeks ago that it had pulled from its website the animal welfare records from 9,000 research labs, dog breeders and other facilities. And while the first critics were, not surprisingly, animal-protection organizations...
February 17, 2017 - 10:49am
January 24, 2017
In Trump freeze, U.S. agencies delay rules affecting farm towns
NEW YORK/CHICAGO - The Environmental Protection Agency will delay implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standard and the Agriculture Department...
January 24, 2017 - 3:07pm
January 19, 2017
USDA nominee has support of SD delegation
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Department of Agriculture could be led by a non-Midwesterner for the first time in more than a decade,...
January 19, 2017 - 5:19pm
January 15, 2017
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
PIERRE (AP) — Winter wheat plantings in South Dakota last fall totaled only 900,000 acres, down nearly one-fourth from the previous year to one of the lowest levels in years. In its first estimate of the crop Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported the numbers, which...
January 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
November 21, 2016
Thanksgiving cheer for consumers as turkey, ham prices fall
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. consumers can expect to spend less on their traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys and hams this year as supplies...
November 21, 2016 - 8:25am
October 27, 2016
USDA provides $95.1 million for four electric projects in South Dakota
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $3.6 billion in loans to fund 82 electric projects in 31 states. Four of these projects are located in South Dakota. These loans will finance infrastructure upgrades,...
October 27, 2016 - 5:15pm
July 26, 2016
Extreme heat, humidity stress South Dakota crops, livestock
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service says extreme heat and humidity has impacted much of South Dakota and stressed crops, rangeland and livestock. The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop progress report that showers and storms gave some...
July 26, 2016 - 10:40am
April 25, 2016
USDA: State benefited from last week's rainfall
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says much of South Dakota's rangeland, pastureland and emerging crops benefited from last week's rainfall, but the moisture slowed planting progress in eastern locations. The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service says...
April 25, 2016 - 5:43pm
April 18, 2016
USDA: Rain brings much needed moisture to South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rain brought much needed moisture to parts of South Dakota last week, with the heaviest amounts hitting the central and south central parts of the state. The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service says drier conditions...
April 18, 2016 - 4:19pm
April 11, 2016
USDA: Cool temps slow spring tillage, small grain seeding
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota received little precipitation over the past week, but cool temperatures slowed spring tillage and small grain seeding. The USDA's Agricultural Statistics Service says the winter wheat crop is rated 1 percent...
April 11, 2016 - 5:35pm