Bird flu has hit a chicken farm for the first time as outbreaks spread across Minnesota, an egg-laying operation east of Moorhead in Clay County.
Thune, Branstad React To Bird Flu Outbreak
South Dakota & Iowa leaders discuss prevention tactics
Concern over the largest bird flu outbreak in U.S. poultry history continues to grow.
Federal officials say they’re taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that’s affected the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the danger to be low.
3.8 million Chickens at a northwest Iowa farm are being killed after testing positive for the highly infected and deadly bird flu. The avian flu crisis continues for poultry producers throughout the Midwest and here in South Dakota.
Dry conditions across South Dakota over the past week have enabled farmers to start planting corn, but the lack of rain is hurting soil moisture.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the bird flu virus has been found at a farm holding nearly 10 percent of Iowa’s egg-laying chickens.
State and federal officials have announced the discovery of a deadly bird flu strain at eight more Minnesota turkey farms, raising the state’s total to 22.
Seeding of small grains crops in South Dakota remains ahead of last year’s pace and the long-term average.
With just three weeks to go until farmer’s markets in the area reopen, people are getting a special opportunity to purchase farm-grown items before the summer season.
South Dakota’s agriculture industry has an estimated $21 billion economic impact each year. But the challenges facing the rail network are having a tremendous impact on the state’s ag industry.
Federal officials say they’ve confirmed a deadly bird flu in a second commercial turkey flock in eastern South Dakota.
Spring planting is underway in South Dakota, but another week of warm, dry conditions didn’t help soil moisture.
The National Pork Board wants to celebrate a pig farmer who uses ethical standards in raising swine with the America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award.
Drought conditions are expanding across a large section of the U.S., from California to the Great Plains.
A South Dakota ag equipment business is celebrating 100 years of selling tractors, combines, implements and other gear.
Ag Partners feed mill plant in northwest Iowa is planning an expansion with $7.2 million in improvements to increase the plant’s ability to make livestock feed. Ag Partners officials announced the expansion on Thursday. Officials say construction will begin immediately and is expected to be complete in 2016. The first phase will include the addition of a 140-foot pellet mill tower, a 60-ton-per-hour pellet line and a 6-ton mixer. The additions will increase capacity to 600,000 tons of meal feed annually and 300,000 tons of pellets. Ag Partners officials say the expansion will meet an increased demand in the marketplace. A future second phase will include a second 60-ton-per-hour pellet line to double pellet capacity to 600,000 tons.
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Stocks of grain crops in South Dakota compared to a year ago are mixed.
A bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry has shown up in a commercial turkey flock in South Dakota and a fourth turkey farm in Minnesota.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it has confirmed avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in eastern South Dakota’s Beadle County.