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FARMING

Wagyu beef raised at Fellers Ranch is processed at the Conger Meat Market. The ranch and the meat market are less than 10 miles apart, but the company has been finding customers from far and wide.
Kimball, who won last year's competition, will square off against teams from Canton, Lennox and Gettysburg at the South Dakota State Fair in September.
Croplands in the Upper Great Plains expanded 584,600 acres per year between 2015 and 2019, while grasslands contracted at an annual rate of 448,600 acres over the same span.
International factors, delayed planting pushes corn to near $8 per bushel

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Right now, most ag irrigators from Boston to Bakersfield are either laughing out loud or snickering quietly as this farmer for not doing what most would have done: keep irrigating.
In his role as National Farmers Union Vice President, Jeff Kippley will serve members to fulfill the union’s mission to “fight for a fair market and against corporate monopolies.”
An agriculture-focused opinion piece from agriculture columnist Alan Guebert
I cried a lot those first few days not because of the pain but because I felt so terrible that I made the season more difficult for everyone around me, but I haven’t cried once since the day I got those phone calls.
Gov. Kristi Noem made a special appearance in Mitchell on Thursday to present this year's Woman Farmer/Rancher of the Year award.
Event organizers expect a large turnout this year, considering last year's show was cancelled and people are "itching" to get out of the house.

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The number one thing I’ve learned though is that we’ll never know it all.
Nearly a year ago, Justin Minnaert suffered a devastating dirt bike accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Getting back to his life on the farm has proved therapeutic for the Lake County farmer.
Winner will be recognized at August farm show

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