State officials have launched a campaign to help South Dakota farmers and ranchers develop and maintain wildlife habitat on their land.
The agency's National Agricultural Statistics Service says the stocks totaled 92.4 million bushels on September 1. Of the total, 45 million bushels were stored on farms, up 29 percent from a year ago. More than 47 million bushels were stored off-farm, up 16 percent from last year.
Lake Preston School District 38-3 has received a $25,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to launch a Project Lead the Way program in both the elementary and middle schools, which incorporates a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) focus within the current curriculum.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of hogs and pigs in the state is up 5 percent from the same time last year.
Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch has named Kyle Holt as the deputy secretary for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.
An Iowa company has been awarded the first license by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a bird flu vaccine.
The South Dakota State Fair Foundation has recently received an investment of $30,000 for permanent educational display space in the new Nordby Exhibit Hall on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. This came from the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC), the state’s beef check-off organization. A check presentation was made during the State Fair in Huron.
A five-member Venezuelan trade team will tour a South Dakota farm, grain elevator and ethanol plant on Monday.
A new federal bird flu control policy says ventilation systems must be shut off as a means of suffocating entire poultry barns if other methods of euthanasia cannot be completed within 24 hours.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects South Dakota farmers to produce a record soybean crop, but less corn.
Donations for the Nordby Exhibit Hall have poured in since its groundbreaking in May and its project start date two years ago.
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and SD Cattlewomen will be hosting their annual convention and trade show in Rapid City this year.
The South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire continues to warn of a high fire danger in the western part of the state.
The future of a Watertown cattle sale barn remains uncertain days after a fire destroyed the structure.
The deadline to apply online for some deer hunting licenses in South Dakota has been extended.
Nine people who have helped shape the state of South Dakota are being given one of the state's highest honors.
The South Dakota State University Extension is offering a series of courses aimed at helping women in agriculture.
A South Dakota State Extension educator says feeding damaged wheat to cattle can be a way to salvage a crop.
A government survey has found that there are 17.3 million acres of farmland rented out by landlords in South Dakota.
Horses traveling to Huron for events associated with the SD State Fair are required to have a CVI (certificate of veterinary inspection) issued by their veterinarian within 48 hours of arrival.
The South Dakota State University Extension wants to teach landowners in South Dakota ways to properly plan for and conduct a prescribed fire.