Fair-goers across Iowa will notice something missing this year; chickens. In May, Iowa joined several other states in banning all live birds at both state and county fairs.
Governor Terry Branstad's request for a federal disaster declaration to respond to the bird flu outbreak has been denied.
A top veterinary official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture says more money, surveillance and farm security is needed to fight off a possible return of bird flu this fall.
The permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota will have to be certified by the PUC again. The commission gave the public a chance to weigh-in in Pierre before a decision is made.
It was a dry start to the growing season but conditions quickly changed in favor of farmers. Now, they're out in their fields checking to see if one of their crops is "knee high by the Fourth of July".
South Dakota farmers this year have planted more wheat but less corn and soybeans.
South Dakota's congressional delegation says all residents in South Dakota and North Dakota seeking damages from the federal government for a 2013 wildfire will be denied.
South Dakota’s agriculture industry is facing a number of challenges with the rail network. But recent legislation may be getting the $25.6 billion industry back on track.
More than a dozen states are challenging a new rule that gives federal authorities jurisdiction over some state waters.
The owner of one of South Dakota's first monoslope-style cattle barns says it makes his cows happier and more productive.
Hundreds of people enjoyed good food and music this evening, while helping out an organization that's fighting to end hunger in South Dakota.
A southwestern Iowa landfill has stopped accepting dead birds and related waste from the recent bird flu outbreak.
Ground has been broken for a project that will complete an entire rural water system in Meade County.
Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs in the midst of a shortage brought about by a bird flu virus that has wiped out millions of chickens on commercial farms.
Officials who unsuccessfully pushed for the merger of two large century-old agricultural cooperatives in the Dakotas say they will not try again, despite the idea being only narrowly defeated by co-op members.
Two century-old agriculture cooperatives based in the Dakotas will not merge this summer after a slim majority of members in one organization voted against unification.
A week of warm weather has boosted newly planted crops across South Dakota.
After a six-day break with no new bird flu cases, the Iowa Department of Agriculture says another egg-laying chicken farm has tested positive.
Bird flu that's devastated Midwestern farms likely spread by several means, including on machinery and workers, by rodents and possibly even by the wind.
Federal authorities say a South Dakota man falsely claimed he lost more than a hundred cattle during the autumn blizzard of 2013 that left western South Dakota ranchers reeling with financial losses.
More rain across South Dakota in the past week boosted field and livestock moisture supplies.