Agriculture

Farm Rescue Hauling Hay For Drought-Impacted Ranchers

HORACE, N.D. (AP) - The Farm Rescue nonprofit in the northern Plains is coming to the aid of ranchers affected by drought. The organization is transporting hay free of charge to producers in need in the Dakotas and Montana. All…

Thune: Drought Aid Triggered For 6 South Dakota Counties

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John Thune says drought aid is coming to ranchers with cattle in six counties of South Dakota. Thune said Thursday the U.S. Drought Monitor indicates those counties are now categorized as being in extreme…

Dry Weather Stresses South Dakota Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Dry weather is stressing South Dakota crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says mostly dry conditions prevailed in South Dakota for the week ending Sunday. Temperatures were near or above normal across the state with…

South Dakota Farmers Dealing With Cold Temps, Dry Soil

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Farmers in South Dakota are dealing with cold weather and continued dry conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says below normal temperatures continued for many areas of the state during the week ending Sunday, and…

Ag Secretary Perdue Touts Veterans' Programs In South Dakota

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will visit South Dakota to discuss his department's initiatives for bringing veterans into agriculture. Perdue will be joined at Ellsworth Air Force Base on Friday by U.S. Sens.…

Fall Fieldwork Wraps Up For Most South Dakota Farmers

Fall fieldwork has ended for most South Dakota farmers. The Agriculture Department in its final weekly crop report for the 2016 growing season says much of eastern South Dakota received precipitation over the past week, while drought conditions persisted across the west.

Winner Mourns 16-Year-Old Boy Killed In Farm Accident

The town of Winner is mourning a 16-year-old boy who died after a farm accident.    School Superintendent Bruce Carrier says counselors and ministers were made available to students Wednesday and Thursday, after junior Taylor Watzel died Wednesday after becoming trapped in a grain bin the day before.    Watzel was a lineman and linebacker on the high school football team. The team displayed his No. 66 jersey on the sideline during a Thursday win over Jones County/White River. Fans also signed a large poster in his memory, and a moment of silence was held before kickoff.    Mason Funeral Home says funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Monday in the Winner Armory.

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