District Judge Mark Kozisek set the date during a hearing on Monday in O’Neill.
South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 230,000 cattle on feed on July 1, up 18 percent from last year.
TransCanada Gives Behind The Scenes Look At Pipeline Operations
TransCanada will be meeting in front of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission starting next week. They’ll be trying to convince commissioners to once again give them the permit needed to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline in the state. In the meantime, they’re trying to give residents an idea of how the pipeline works and what you would see if approved.
Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that is 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it protects turkeys.
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A group is asking people to sign a pledge of support to allow residents of South Dakota’s capital city to keep chickens on their property.
One of the first Iowa turkey farms to get bird flu is getting nearing the time at which birds can be restocked but most of the 77 farms affected are still weeks away from introduction of new flocks.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he’s not ready to declare the Midwest bird flu outbreak over.
The poultry farmers who lost millions of chickens and turkeys to the bird flu this spring are facing an uncertain future.
The South Dakota State University Extension is offering a workshop this summer geared toward teachers and other youth educators interested in learning about garden education programs.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says irrigators must remember to only spray water on land authorized for irrigation under their water permit.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it considers many factors when determining ways to euthanize large numbers of animals during a disease outbreak.
South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department will decide next month whether to remove the bald eagle from the state’s list of endangered and threatened species.
The South Dakota State University Extension is recommending cattle producers to watch out for pinkeye, one of the most common and economically damaging cattle diseases.
Several ag specialists from across the state will be offering an environmental training session for operators of concentrated animal feeding operations.
No Live Birds Allowed After Avian Flu Outbreak
Fair-goers across Iowa will notice something missing this year; chickens. In May, Iowa joined several other states in banning all live birds at both state and county fairs.
Governor Terry Branstad’s request for a federal disaster declaration to respond to the bird flu outbreak has been denied.
A top veterinary official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture says more money, surveillance and farm security is needed to fight off a possible return of bird flu this fall.
More supporters than opponents at Monday's meeting
The permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota will have to be certified by the PUC again. The commission gave the public a chance to weigh-in in Pierre before a decision is made.
It was a dry start to the growing season but conditions quickly changed in favor of farmers. Now, they’re out in their fields checking to see if one of their crops is “knee high by the Fourth of July”.