Agriculture

Members Of 2 Large AG Co-Ops In The Dakotas Vote To Merge

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Members of two agriculture co-ops in the Dakotas have decided to merge. Fifty-eight percent of North Central Farmers Elevator voters and 63 percent of Wheat Growers voters approved the merger. More than 4,100 people voted. The…

Rain Putting Damper on Harvesting Season For Farmers

SALEM, S.D.- Harvest season is approaching for farmers in the Sioux Empire, but recent rainfall is forcing some farmers to have delays in collecting their crops. September is usually the time of year when Kurt Stiefvater starts to get ready to…

Soybean And Corn Harvests Get Underway In South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The soybean and corn harvests are underway in South Dakota, though less than half of both crops are rated in good to excellent condition after a summer of drought. The weekly crop report from the…

Weekend Rainfall Brings Impressive Totals!

It has sure been a gloomy and rainy stretch the last three days and that has resulted in some impressive rainfall totals from across the Sioux Empire. Storms fired up Friday afternoon as a cold front moved through and they…

Drought In Western North Dakota Eases Significantly

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Drought in western North Dakota has eased significantly over the past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows a reduction in extreme and exceptional drought from 19 percent to less than 4 percent, due to heavy…

Local Farmer Explains Sustainable Harvesting Methods

Hungry for Truth is an initiative from South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, the soybean checkoff organization designed to open conversations about food between South Dakotans and the farmers who grow their food.…

South Dakota Farmers Union in Washington, D.C.

Our coverage continues from Washington DC this week as we explore legislation that will influence Ag producers. We are talking with some of the top officials including the U.S. Agriculture Secretary.…

Drought Conditions In Dakotas Change Little Over The Week

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Drought conditions in the Dakotas haven't changed much over the past week, due to above-normal temperatures and little rain. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 66 percent of North Dakota in some stage of drought,…

Hungry For Truth Visits The KDLT Kitchen

Hungry for Truth is an initiative from South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, the soybean checkoff organization designed to open conversations about food between South Dakotans and the farmers who grow…

At Least One Confirmed Calf Shot In Moody County

FLANDREAU, S.D. - The Moody County Sheriff's Office is encouraging farmers and ranchers to pay close attention to their cattle, after a series of calves appear to have been attacked. Sheriff Troy Wellman says they received a call Tuesday that…

Turner County Voters Reject New Animal Feedlot Rules

PARKER, S.D. (AP) - Voters in Turner County have quashed an attempt to ease rules for animal feedlots. County commissioners passed an ordinance in June that removed the need for a local permit and a public notice to neighbors for…

South Korean Trade Team Visits South Dakota

BRIDGEWATER, S.D. - Free trade is a hot topic across the nation, with President Donald Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans Pacific Partnership. He's also considering re-negotiating other…

Drought Worsens South Dakota Pheasant Population

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department survey has determined that the summer's drought influenced the state's declining pheasant population. The department's annual survey released Friday shows a 45 percent decline statewide in the number…

Five Calves Killed On South Shore Ranch

SOUTH SHORE, S.D. - A family north of Watertown is out $4,000. In the last two weeks, they've discovered five calves have died on their land. And the cause of the deaths have the…

South Dakota Hutterite Colonies Submit Feedlot Applications

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Two Hutterite colonies in northeastern South Dakota have submitted multi-animal feedlot applications that are pending approval by the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Camrose Colony is pursuing a new turkey and swine feeding operation…

Getting Drought-Relief Hay To Northern Plains No Easy Task

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Farmers around the country are donating hay for ranchers whose livestock are suffering from the drought in the Northern Plains. But getting the feed to the region isn't proving easy. North Dakota's Agriculture Department has issued…

Heavy Rain Brings Floods to the Sioux Empire

While many were hoping to see a glimpse at today’s Solar Eclipse, Mother Nature had her own plans. Strong storms with heavy rain moved into the Sioux Empire this morning and into the early afternoon bringing flash flooding across parts…

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