Agriculture

Noem: "My Position on Hemp Has Not Changed"

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement regarding the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new regulatory guidelines for industrial hemp: “USDA’s guidelines are out, but my position on legalizing industrial hemp has not changed. I remain…

Egyptian Delegation Sees Opportunity In South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D - South Dakota farmers might soon have another trade partner. One state representative is hosting delegates from around the world, showcasing what the AG industry does best. State representative Michael Saba's…

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Bennett County

MARTIN, S.D. (AP) - State officials say chronic wasting disease in deer has spread eastward in South Dakota. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department said Friday samples collected from a sick deer found near Martin in Bennett County confirmed…

Survey Suggests Slight Rebound in Midwest Economic Growth

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A new report says an October survey of business supply managers suggests a bump occurred in economic growth for nine Midwest and Plains states. The report issued Friday says the Mid-America Business Conditions index rebounded to…

Senator John Thune Visits Large Ethanol Producer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Officials say 40 percent of South Dakota's corn supply is used for ethanol production. Today Senator John Thune visited one of the world's largest producers of ethanol following a big announcement from the Trump Administration. Last…

Trump Administration Says Plan Would Restore Ethanol Demand

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Trump administration says it plans to implement new rules that will increase demand for ethanol, reversing a decline caused by exemptions given to oil refineries. The proposal announced Friday follows months of complaints by…

Pause the Wi-Fi? A Break Down of Alexa's Latest Upgrades

Amazon recently announced a slew of upgrades to Alexa's technology arsenal - all designed to make your life easier and better connected. Getting the most attention might be a clock, at least on the surface. Some of the other improvements…

Falls Park Farmer's Market In Last Month For Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D -  It's no secret that it's officially fall in the Sioux Empire. While the change of seasons is exciting, folks will only have one more month to go to the Falls Park Farmer's Market. For it's not…

Thune: Time to Ratify US, Mexico, and Canada Agreement

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Senator John Thune is calling on Congress to help farmers dig out of a tough year that has seen massive flooding and trade disputes. Senator Thune called on his colleagues on Tuesday to ratify the U.S.,…

Flooding Consumes Farmland in Centerville

CENTERVILLE, S.D.- It seems South Dakota farmers can't get a break from severe weather. Craig Andersen is one of many farmers in Centerville that's seen flooding take over their land. "It's been real…

Flooding Affects Farmers Across The Sioux Empire

COLTON, S.D. - It's no secret that the Sioux Empire is struggling with flooding, but the water has repercussions that won't go away quickly. "Pretty much every farmer you talk to, let's just get this year over with," says President…

Red Lake Nation Worries About Arrival of Zebra Mussels

LOWER RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) - Red Lake Nation tribal scientists are checking the waters of Lower Red Lake frequently for the appearance of zebra mussels that have already invaded the Upper Red. They're worried that the destructive creatures will…

POET Closing Plant, Blaming Trump Administration

CLOVERDALE, Ind. (AP) - The owner of a western Indiana ethanol plant is blaming its shut down on the Trump administration allowing some refineries to not blend ethanol with gasoline as required under federal law. South Dakota-based ethanol producer POET…

Authorities Investigating Fish Kill in Central Iowa Creek

JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) - Authorities are trying to find the source of a fish kill in a central Iowa creek. The Iowa Natural Resources Department said in a news release Wednesday that U.S. Agricultural Department employees sampling a stream noticed…

Rep. Johnson Tours State Listening to Economic Concerns

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Representative Dusty Johnson says this is a difficult time for farmers. The past few weeks, Johnson has been traveling across South Dakota talking to producers and hearing their concerns. He says we are in the fifth…

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