Agriculture

Raven Industries Announces $5 Million Donation to SDSU

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -┬áRaven Industries is donating $5 million dollars to South Dakota State University. The money will help establish a "Precision Agriculture" facility in Brookings. The facility allows for collaboration of multiple areas of learning including engineering, agronomy, and…

Most Of South Dakota Winter Wheat Crop Holding Up Well

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Most of South Dakota's winter wheat crop appears to be holding up fairly well to winter so far. The monthly crop report from the federal Agriculture Department shows about two-thirds of the crop in fair,…

University Of South Dakota Gets Innovation Grant

Sioux Falls, SD- About a Million Dollars in grant money is coming to South Dakota to help spur innovation. The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business is the recipient of the I6 Challenge Grant from the U.S. Department…

Minnesota Announces Restrictions On Using Herbicide Dicamba

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota has announced restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba for 2018 in response to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops this year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's rules for…

Strong Winds Damage Nebraska Corn Crop

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Several days of strong winds in late October arrived at the wrong time for many farmers who saw their crops shrink as ears of corn fell to the ground in Nebraska and western Iowa. The damage…

Fall Harvest In South Dakota Nearly Wrapped Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The fall harvest in South Dakota is nearly wrapped up after another week of unseasonably warm weather. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower harvest is 94 percent complete,…

Minnesota, South Dakota Farmers Named To Soybean Board

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named farmers from Minnesota and South Dakota to the United Soybean Board. Lawrence Sukalski of Fairmont, Minnesota, and Marc Reiner of Tripp, South Dakota, are among 19 members and 3…

South Dakota County Official Questions Conflict Of Interest

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - More than half of a southeast South Dakota county's commissioners have asked to be investigated for possible conflicts of interest with the approval of several hog confinements. Yankton County Commissioner Ray Epp said during a meeting…

Fall Harvest In South Dakota Close To Wrapping Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The fall harvest in South Dakota is close to wrapping up. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower harvest is 89 percent complete, the sorghum harvest 90 percent done…

Perdue Tours South Dakotas, Touts Improving Soil Health

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says replenishing and sustaining soil health is a priority for him. The American News reports Perdue toured the prairie pothole landscape in northeast South Dakota on Thursday. He said using soil…

South Dakota Farmers Make Progress On Late-Season Harvest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A week of warm, dry weather has helped South Dakota farmers harvest their late-season crops, especially soybeans. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the soybean harvest now is 81 percent…

Fostering Growth of Women in Agriculture

They are an integral part of the operations on countless farms throughout South Dakota, yet women in farming are often an unrecognized part of the team getting things done and…

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