Agriculture

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…

Iowa Farmers Take Aim at Soy-eating Painted Lady Butterfly

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Some western Iowa fields are getting sprayed to get rid of painted lady butterflies that have proven problematic for soybean crops. Iowa State University Extension field agronomist Joel DeJong says the agricultural community believes this…

Ag Appreciation Day at the Sioux Empire Fair

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Today is Ag Appreciation Day and thousands showed up to the Sioux Empire Fair this morning to celebrate. The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event and handed out 7,000 meal tickets. From 11am-1pm…

Advanced BioEnergy Selling Ethanol Plants in Aberdeen, Huron

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Advanced BioEnergy is selling its Aberdeen and Huron ethanol plants to Glacial Lakes Energy for $47.5 million. Advanced BioEnergy, based in Bloomington, Minnesota, says the transfer is expected to take place in the third quarter of…

New Pig Inspection Rules Announced for Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Officials have announced new inspection rules for pigs that will be shown at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. An Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship news release said Friday that the additional…

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Applications Due Monday

PIERRE, S.D. (from SD Dept. of Public Safety) – Farmers and ranchers, employees and self-employed individuals in 16 counties and reservations across South Dakota who are unable to work as a result of the severe winter storms and flooding from…

Trump Escapes Blame for Ethanol Policy Hurting Corn Farmers

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - President Donald Trump has repeatedly told U.S. farmers he will support ethanol and he largely continues to have their support but many are growing unhappy with EPA decisions that hamper ethanol production. The EPA refuses…

US Lawmakers on Northern Border Want Grain Rules Addressed

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Republican senators along the northern U.S. border are asking officials to address grain in the trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday that U.S. lawmakers from Minnesota, Montana and North Dakota sent…

Meat From A Lab? Startups Cook Up Alternative To Slaughter

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A growing number of startups worldwide are making meat that doesn't require slaughtering animals. Cell-based or cultured meat is produced by extracting cells from an animal and feeding the cells in a nutrient broth until they…

EPA Approves $1.5 Million Grant for Iowa Wetlands Projects

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig says the federal government will give Iowa a $1.5 million grant to install wetlands in targeted locations to improve water quality. The Environmental Protection Agency grant will help install…

What the Next Generation of Farming May Look Like

The future of farming will be a major focus for this year's Governor's Agricultural Summit in South Dakota. The conference kicks off Thursday, July 11 in Sioux Falls. Lorrin Naasz with the state Ag Department talked with Carleen Wild of KDLT News…

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