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.
Restaurant Week Kicks Off In Sioux Falls
Restaurants To Feature New Dishes At Great Price
If you’ve been wanting to try some of the restaurants in downtown Sioux Falls, now’s the time to do it. For the next 8 days, you’ll not only be able to try new menu items but you’ll get them at a great price.
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.
Grass fires continue to flare up across South Dakota as warm and dry conditions continue.
South Dakota’s corn and soybean crops are expected to follow the national trend this year.
Crews battling a large wildfire in northwestern South Dakota’s Harding County have it about 70 percent contained.
The condition of South Dakota’s winter wheat crop continues to decline.
A wildfire that started over the weekend scorched more than 10 square miles of forest and grasslands in Harding County.
A farmer in South Dakota’s northern half is taking a middle road as to whether he should grow genetically modified crops.
Drought conditions throughout South Dakota have forced several counties to take action and institute a burn ban. But even counties that have not issued burn bans are being cautious.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of hogs and pigs in the state is up 8 percent from the same time last year.
South Dakota’s state veterinarian says animal anthrax has killed two young cows in Stanley County.
South Dakota Farmers Union President Granted Audience With Pope Francis & Vatican Leaders To Discuss Importance Of Family Farming And Ranching
South Dakota Farmers Union President, Doug Sombke was among five Farmers Union state presidents who were granted an audience with Pope Francis, March 25, 2015.
An Aberdeen company that wants to test the wind capacity for a possible multimillion-dollar wind farm in Lincoln County is getting a second chance, due to a technicality.
South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 235,000 cattle on feed on March 1, up 7 percent from last year.
Forecasters say drought conditions are likely for much of eastern South Dakota this spring.
The number of animal rabies cases has dropped in South Dakota for the second consecutive year.
One of South Dakota’s newest farm shows has been called off for this year.