Agriculture

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 rains. The northwestern corner of the state is the only area that remains in those categories of drought, which are…

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. For more information on Hungry for Truth, click here. Categories: Agriculture, Food, KDLT Kitchen, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today…

Local Farmer Explains Sustainable Harvesting To Consumers

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. For more information on Hungry for Truth, click here. Categories: Agriculture, Food, KDLT Kitchen, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews…

South Dakota Farmers Union in Washington, D.C.

KDLT News Exclusive Coverage

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. KDLT’s Jack Eble wrapped up the first full day of work in Washington, D.C. as he joined the South Dakota Farmers Union as they made their first couple stops….

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, unchanged over the week. Twenty-one percent of the state is in extreme or exceptional drought, down slightly from 22 percent….

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 their food. For more information on Hungry for Truth, click here. Categories: Agriculture, Food, KDLT Kitchen, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews…

At Least One Confirmed Calf Shot In Moody County

Five calves believed to be shot in Grant County in the last two weeks

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 a calf on a farm in the eastern side of the county had been shot in the back left hip,…

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 certain large cattle, hog or chicken feedlots. Opponents referred the ordinance to a public vote, and 68 percent of the…

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 trade deals. But that’s not stopping some major international buyers from coming to check out American crops, including ones right here in South Dakota. From fresh off the stalks, to leaving…

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 of pheasants per mile compared to 2016. The survey also shows that 2017 is the second-lowest pheasants-per-mile index since 1979….

South Dakota Company Helps Farmers In Africa

In four years, 77,000 African farmers have seen an increase in their crop yields

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – What started as a mission trip has turned into an overseas partnership. Two non-profits, one in Sioux Falls and one in Africa, are working together to help Kenyan farmers become more proficient. The growth is being seen beyond the crops. With advanced technology, like drones and GPS, it’s no secret that South Dakota farmers are proficient….

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 by Doland that was first put forward over a decade ago. The new application is a revised version of the…

Heavy Rain Brings Floods to the Sioux Empire

Some Spots Saw More Than a Half-Foot

Local Airport Reports from Monday’s Rainfall. Localized spots reported heavier amounts. You can find the list below! 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 of Sioux Falls….

2 Agriculture Groups In Dakotas To Vote On Merger

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The boards of two agriculture co-ops in the Dakotas have decided to hold a second vote among their members about merging. A narrow majority of members from North Central Farmers Elevator voted in 2015 against merging with the Wheat Growers. Discussions resurfaced a couple weeks ago when leaders of both groups wanted to gather member feedback…

Wisconsin Officials Act To Help Northern Plains Drought

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is clearing the way for farmers in that state to help out their drought-stricken colleagues in the Northern Plains. Walker has declared a 30-day state of emergency for the purpose of transporting loads of forage to the Dakotas and Montana. All three states have been dealing with extreme drought this summer. State…

2018 Farm Bill a Major Topic at Dakotafest

The current farm bill expires September 30, 2018

MITCHELL, S.D.- With just over a year until the federal farm bill expires, lawmakers in Washington are already looking at what to include in the next version of the bill. Earlier today– Congresswoman Kristi Noem and senators John Thune and Mike Rounds joined farmers at Dakotafest near Mitchell, to hear what they would like to see in the future legislation….