Agriculture

Trump draws ire of farmers targeted in Chinese trade dispute

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - From Iowa hog producers to Washington apple growers and California winemakers, farmers are expressing deep disappointment over being put in the middle of a potential trade war with China. President Donald Trump announced plans Thursday…

Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs off on SDSU precision ag project

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has approved a major new precision agriculture facility at South Dakota State University. The governor signed bills Thursday authorizing and funding the project. The roughly $55 million project includes building a precision agriculture…

Harrold pulse plant on hiatus as it deals with money woes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The only plant in South Dakota that processes pulse crops such as field peas and lentils has stopped buying from farmers as it deals with financial woes. The South Dakota Pulse Processors plant in Harrold earlier…

South Dakotan Farmers Respond To New Tariffs

EMERY, S.D. - Tuesday is National AG day. Some farmers are sharing concerns over new tariffs the Trump Administration has proposed. That's 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum. Scott Stahl is…

Ag group accepts challenge to raise millions for industry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Agricultural Foundation has taken on a five-year challenge to fundraise $4 million to help support the state's agriculture industry. Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office said Tuesday that money raised by the foundation will…

Public hearing to be held over South Dakota turkey barn

IPSWICH, S.D. (AP) - A public hearing will be held following South Dakota residents' opposition to the site of a proposed 5,000-hen turkey barn. The Edmunds County Commission approved permits for Farm Holdings S.D. 12's three turkey barns in February.…

2018 Outdoor Living Expo This Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Whether your outdoor 'style' is gardening, canning, or just lounging around, you can check out the Outdoor Living Expo this weekend just a short drive away. KDLT's Simon Floss made a trip out to the W.H…

Animal Protection, Environment Groups Oppose New Pork Rules

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Labor, public health, environment and animal protection organizations are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reject plans to change the way hogs are slaughtered and processed for meat. Thirty-five organizations, including Compassion Over Killing,…

2018 Sioux Empire Farm Show Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Sioux Falls and Sioux Empire Farm Shows are officially in full swing. The shows run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, event center, arena, and the W.H. Lyon Fair…

Raven Industries Announces $5 Million Donation to SDSU

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Raven 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…

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