Agriculture

USDA Secretary Perdue Visiting South Dakota Thursday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue is returning to South Dakota this week. Perdue is scheduled to make three stops during his visit. He will tour the Poet ethanol plant, hold a roundtable in Chancellor, visit a…

Farmland Prices Expected To Drop In 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. - A new survey says farmland prices are expected to continue their decline in parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The latest Rural Mainstreet survey shows that on average, bank CEOs in the region estimated farmland prices declined…

One Dead, One Critically Injured In Farming Accidents

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say one man was killed and another critically injured in separate farm accidents in south-central Minnesota. The Brown County Sheriff's Office says authorities were called Wednesday afternoon to a farm accident near New Ulm.…

South Dakota Farmers Still Have a Lot of Crops to Bring In

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota farmers made little progress on the late-season harvest in the past week due to bad weather. The federal Agriculture Department in its weekly crop report says less than a full day was considered suitable…

South Dakota expecting record corn and soybean crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota farmers are expecting record corn and soybean crops. The latest estimates from the federal Agriculture Department projects the state's corn crop at 851 million bushels, up 16 percent from last year. The soybean…

South Dakota farmers make progress on late-season harvest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota farmers continue making progress on the late-season harvest, despite a week with just two days considered suitable for fieldwork. The federal Agriculture Department in its weekly crop report says 4 percent of the…

Minnesota farmers concerned about wet weather, harvest

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Rainy weather has put the Minnesota harvest behind schedule, making for a nerve-wracking fall for the state's farmers. Minnesota Public Radio reports that rain can damage crops in the field by causing mold or structural problems.…

President Expected to Lift Ban on Year-Round Sales of E-15

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump is…

Work to begin on $46M precision agriculture center at SDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Work will soon begin on the $46 million Raven Precision Agriculture Center on the South Dakota State University campus. A ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled Saturday afternoon in Brookings. Ground work at the site is to begin…

Tough Start to Harvest Season in Sioux Empire

MADISON, S.D. - They say not one snowflake is the same, each is unique. For farmers, the same can be said for the harvest, each one is different from the last. It was one of the wettest Septembers on record,…

Grain production in South Dakota up dramatically from 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Production of most small grains crops in South Dakota this year is estimated to be up dramatically from a drought-plagued 2017. The federal Agriculture Department estimates winter wheat production up 52 percent to 31.7 million…

Iowa pig population reaches record 23.6 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa has reached a record number of pigs on farms as the pork industry continues to expand production amid questionable export demand due to tariff battles with China. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday…

Harvesting of corn getting underway in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Harvesting of corn is underway in South Dakota. The federal Agriculture Department in its weekly crop report says 2 percent of the corn crop is in the bin, along with 6 percent of soybeans. Winter…

Davison County approves 2 swine finishing operations

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - Davison County officials have approved two separate 2,400-head swine finishing barns in the county. The Daily Republic reports that the county Board of Adjustments voted Tuesday in support of the swine finishing operations after more than…

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