Agriculture

Why Knowing Where Your Food Comes From Is Important

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Eating local, and knowing exactly where your food is coming from, is something we're seeing more often. 68% of global consumers prefer locally branded vegetables, according to statista.com. For the 12th year in a row, you…

USDA: Weather Delay Cuts Corn Crop to Smallest in 4 Years

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has lowered its estimate of this year's corn crop to the lowest in four years, saying wet weather has delayed planting and reduced acres planted and the expected per-acre yield.…

Strawbale Winery Celebrating Dairy In SD

RENNER, S.D. - You don't ever need an excuse to eat ice cream and cheese, but Strawbale Winery is giving you one anyway. The Winery is hosting its inaugural 'Great Plains Cheese and Ice Cream Festival' on Saturday. The festival…

Good Week for Fieldwork Helps South Dakota Farmers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota farmers had a good week for fieldwork as they try to get their crops in. The federal crop report says there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday. Farmers…

Area Farmers Mulling "Prevented Plant" Crop Insurance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Crop insurance "late plant" dates are coming into play for many area farmers. What's called "prevented plant" crop insurance will pay up if farmers can't get into their fields in time. Just like last year, the…

Trump Administration Approves Year-Round E-15 Sales

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Trump administration is following through on a plan to allow year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol. The Environmental Protection Agency announced the change Friday, ending a summertime ban imposed out of concerns for…

Year-Round Sales of Gasoline Mixed With 15% Ethanol OK'd

OMAHA, Neb. - The Trump administration is following through on a plan to allow year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol. The Environmental Protection Agency announced the change Friday, ending a summertime ban imposed out of concerns for increased…

South Dakota Corn Planting Continues To Lag

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Corn planting in South Dakota continues to lag at the start of the season. According to the latest weekly federal crop report, corn planting in South Dakota was 25 percent complete as of Sunday. That's…

South Dakota Corn Planting Continues to Lag

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Corn planting in South Dakota continues to lag at the start of the season. According to the latest weekly federal crop report, corn planting in South Dakota was 25 percent complete as of Sunday. That's…

Elevators Feeling Effects Of Planting Season

HARTFORD, SD- During this time of year, farmers are usually in the middle of planting season.  Part of this process includes being able to sell crops to elevators. "It's getting tough on everybody because…

South Dakota Delegation Urges USDA for Ag Relief During Trade Talks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota's congressional delegation is calling on USDA Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue to provide short-term economic relief to US agriculture producers, as trade talks continue. Senators Thune, Rounds and Representative Johnson penned a joint letter to…

Escalating Trade War Causing Anxiety in America's Heartland

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is causing anxiety among rural farmers and bankers. Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer says these are days of "a little bit of panic." Minnesota agriculture lender…

US Farmers Who Sell to China Feel Pain of Beijing's Tariffs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - China's announcement Monday of higher tariffs on $60 billion of American exports - retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest penalties on Chinese goods - hit a particular nerve here in the farm belt. China's vast…

Companies Await China Retaliation; Weaker Growth Expected

BEIJING (AP) - Companies are waiting to see how China will retaliate for President Donald Trump's latest tariff hikes on Chinese imports while economists warned the escalating dispute could slow growth. Chinese officials gave no indication Monday what steps they…

Ag Census Finds Number of South Dakota Farms Dropping

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - The latest federal census of agriculture finds the number of farms in South Dakota has dropped. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2017 census, South Dakota's farmland was worked by fewer farming operations from 2012…

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