Ranchers

South Dakota Farmers Brace for Further Impact of Floods

While many in the east may suffer losses, they understand it's nothing compared to some of their neighbors

The hits just keep coming for many in agriculture right now. Between the ongoing trade war, lower prices for commodities, livestock losses through a tough winter and now in many areas, historic levels of spring flooding, there is grave speculation there are a lot of family farms that may not survive this latest disaster. North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa…

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,…

MN Lifts Travel Restrictions To Help SD Farmers During Drought

Executive order in effect for the next two weeks

It’s now easier for Minnesota farmers and ranchers to lend a hand to those struggling in South Dakota and North Dakota during the drought. Governor Mark Dayton has issued an executive order making it easier for people to donate hay to ranchers and farmers across state lines.  Executive Order 17-05 lifts road and vehicle restrictions for Minnesota farmers and ranchers. …

Ranchers Hurt By Cottonwood Fire To Get Some Aid This Week

PHILIP, S.D. – The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and a charity in Philip are working together to help ranch families hurt by the devastating Cottonwood Fire west of Phillip in October. The human-caused prairie fire burned 64 square miles of grassland, killed nearly 300 cattle and destroyed numerous rural buildings. No one was hurt. Philip Charities will be sending out…