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.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks issued more deer licenses this year, but the animals may be hard to find.
The average value of farm and ranch land in South Dakota has dropped for the first time in at least a quarter century.
Lifelong farmer, Miles Mendel of Doland said the farming community in the state is grieving the death of Watzel.
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.
Attendance numbers for the 77th Annual Sioux Empire Fair are lower than 2015.
Winter wheat seeding is wrapping up across South Dakota.
South Dakota farmers this year are expected to harvest a record soybean crop.
A week of warm, dry weather has helped South Dakota farmers with the harvest.
The South Dakota Supreme Court has removed the final obstacle for a $150 million ethanol plant in Sully County.
A cheaper, cleaner blend of fuel has made its way to Sioux Falls.
Winter wheat planting in South Dakota is nearing the halfway point, while the corn and soybean harvests are getting underway.
A Lemmon couple is offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole seven of their cows earlier this summer.
North Dakota authorities are sending officers from across the state to the site of a protest in anticipation of a federal judge's ruling on a request by the Standing Rock Sioux to block construction of a four-state oil pipeline.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard's administration is proposing a measure to encourage people to install buffer strips between agricultural land and waterways.
A Dell Rapids-based company planning a 36,000-acre wind farm in Bon Homme and Charles Mix counties has pulled its application for a state permit.
Calls to a South Dakota hotline that takes reports of illegal hunting or fishing incidents resulted in almost 200 arrests during the fiscal year that ended in June.
Rain over the past week has boosted soil moisture in South Dakota.
South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 220,000 cattle on feed on Aug. 1, up 5 percent from last year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says milk production in South Dakota during July was up 6 percent from the previous year.