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PLANKINTON -- Robert and Betty Schabot, Plankinton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 27. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 24646 386th Ave., Plankinton, S.D., 57368.
Ranchers could have checks as soon as April from farm bill disaster programs that will pay ranchers for livestock losses from the October blizzard and the 2012 drought, Sen. John...
South Dakota farmers and ranchers have waited a long time to get a new farm bill through Congress, but they won't have to wait long to talk to Rep. Kristi Noem about the policies that will govern American agriculture for the next five years. Noem, R-S.D., plans to tour the state to provide information about the new programs and how farmers and ranchers can use them. Specific dates and venues will be released in the coming days, she told reporters Wednesday.
Technology grants for projects totaling more than $285,000 were issued to 29 Community Anchor Institutions across South Dakota. This program is part of the federal Department of Commerce's National Telecommunication and Information Administration's State Broadband Initiative. Project funding will provide technology improvements in the areas of: • Firewalls, a form of cyber security, to protect computers against malware, spyware, viruses and other threatening content. • Network switches to ensure uptime and stability as well as increase network speeds and performance.
On a converted dairy farm in western South Dakota, a helping hand from electric cooperatives is going a long way. Since an early October storm wiped out nearly 22,000 cattle in the region, the farm has turned into a flurry of bovine activity as a staging ground for Heifers for South Dakota, an all-volunteer program that matches donations of livestock with needy ranchers.
WASHINGTON -- Buried in more than 900 pages of the new farm bill is a small nationwide program that will allow low-income families to double their food stamp benefits at farmers markets. It's not an empty gesture Congress is making to the poor after slashing $8 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program budget, advocates said. They see it as a program that will help tens of thousands of SNAP users eat more nutritious foods, perhaps avoiding a paradox of the poor: getting fat on food stamps.
We admittedly only have a casual knowledge of soccer. We generally understand how it's played and a few of the rules, but we don't know much about high-level soccer or the kinds of playing fields teams at high levels generally use. We spent about six minutes on the website YouTube Monday afternoon, hoping to gather some background on the World Cup, the great soccer tournament to determine the world's best team. What we really wanted to know was this: Do World Cup teams play on natural grass fields, or do they play on artificial surfaces?
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — Saying they were afraid of being attacked while on the job, members of a South Dakota legislative committee approved a bill on Tuesday that...