Emery

Difficult Decision for Some Midwest Farmers Heading into 2019

It wasn’t that long ago, the farming industry was experiencing record profits. That trend in recent years however, has been on the decline. In fact, a new report shows the number of farmers in the upper Midwest filing for bankruptcy is growing. And, as we near the end of 2018 with commodity prices still down, trade deals uncertain, and another tough…

Sanford International Golfers Go Pheasant Hunting

EMERY, S.D. – The Sanford International Golf Tournament is plenty fun, but sometimes it’s nice to get competitive off the golf course. You can hear the sounds of gunshots from far away, but also, the laughs. “ got some good friendships so it’s a good way to get out and enjoy the outdoors, have some fun, and then shoot some…

South Dakota AG Community: Critics of Trade War & Bailout Plan

The president announced Tuesday, July 25th, a $12 billion plan to pay farmers for their losses and find new global markets.   However, some in South Dakota’s ag industry say a bailout won’t stop the damaging domino effect of the trade war with China. “It’s kind of a poor bandaid to put on for the time being,” said Scott Stahl,…

2017 South Dakota Soybean Harvest

A third straight record year of production may mean ongoing shift of crops

The late rains we saw in both July and August helped many South Dakota soybean farmers produce another record crop in 2017. Moving forward, the high yield and return may mean we’ll see acreages continue to expand in the state, as more farmers get into the crop due to its success. Global demand for the product continues to rise as do…

OSHA Probing Emery Trench Collapse That Put Man In Hospital

EMERY, S.D. (AP) – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a trench collapse in Emery that put a man in the hospital. Area Director Sheila Stanley tells the Daily Republic that an OSHA crew was on the scene Thursday. The inquiry comes after a Tuesday trench collapse that left a man almost totally covered in debris and dirt….

Man Buried Alive In Trench Collapse, Saved By Co-Workers

EMERY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say quick intervention by his co-workers likely saved a man buried when a water-sewer trench collapsed in Emery. Fire Chief Brian Leitheiser says that except for the man’s hand, the construction worker was completely covered in dirt Tuesday. He was on a crew from a Fort Pierre construction company working on a water and sewer…