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Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Dec. 12 through Dec. 18. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter...
By Public News Service BOONE, Iowa — The annual enrollment for the Conservation Stewardship Program is under way. And it’s an effort that’s finding success in Iowa. Under CSP, incentives are provided to farmers to strengthen water quality, protect wildlife habitat and enhance soil quality. Farmers and ranchers interested in CSP can apply at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service with a sign-up deadline of Jan.
By Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer Foreign Policy WASHINGTON — The end of every fiscal year creates something of a spectacle in Washington: Merchants and contractors camp outside government offices in the hopes that a few million federal dollars might flow their way, and East Coast branches call their managers in California, to sneak in a few last-minute purchases before midnight Pacific Standard Time. Federal contracting data show a 75 percent spike in West Coast spending on small contracts on the last day of the fiscal year.
We caught ourselves a few times staring at the image we printed on Page 3 of Thursday’s edition. The image outlined a concept that will close Sixth Avenue near the Corn Palace. In place of traffic on the street will be a green space, with trees and grass.
By South Dakota Ag Connection When Atlas, the worst killing blizzard in several generations, if not in history, bore down on the west side of the ranching state of South Dakota in early October, it was the locals who stood up first to help their neighbors and preserve their industry. The federal government could not be depended on to provide assistance during this unprecedented, early-winter blizzard.
Federal officials to take applications for storm assistance.
By South Dakota AgConnection A bipartisan group of 16 senators — including South Dakota’s U.S. senators — met Wednesday with EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to urge changes to the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard 2014 rule. Opponents to the EPA’s proposed rule say it would hurt the biofuels industry by lowering the biodiesel target below current industry production levels and reduce the total biofuels target by over a billion gallons.
Cash prizes to be awarded; deadline for entries is Jan. 31.
Every best management practices book related to beef cattle production calls for pregnancy checking the herd to identify open cows as early as possible, said South Dakota State University Extension livestock business management field specialist Heather Gessner. “Open cows in the herd have a negative impact on profit as they are consuming expensive inputs such as feed, A.U.M’s (animal unit month), and labor without contributing back to the operation.
WOUNDED KNEE — On crystal clear nights when winter winds whistle through the hills and canyons around Wounded Knee Creek, the Lakota elders say it is so cold that you can hear the twigs snapping in the frigid air. They called this time of the year, “The Moon of the Popping Trees.” It was on such a winter morning on Dec.