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June 2, 2020
Keith Finney recently retired from a career that spanned small co-ops to the nation’s sixth-largest corn ethanol plant at Casselton. Finney, 67, retired recently after 47 years in grain trading, one of the leaders in sheer grain trading in the Dakotas and Minnesota.  Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
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Big-volume grain trader calls it a career
19 hours 24 min ago
May 31, 2020
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Active COVID-19 cases reach 1,094 in South Dakota
May 31, 2020 - 1:34pm
May 30, 2020
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Cattle feeders look for market fix
May 30, 2020 - 8:30am
Avera Health lab workers test for the coronavirus in this image submitted March 23, 2020. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based health system has the ability to process up to 200 tests a day. (Submitted/Avera Health)
Tale of 2 Dakotas: Why ND is a top COVID-19 tester and SD isn't
May 30, 2020 - 7:42am
May 29, 2020
Columbia Grain International maintains a number of elevators that supply durum, spring wheat and other crops for domestic and international markets. Here is their facility at Plentywood, Mont., an arid area well-suited to durum wheat which is a key ingredient in premium pasta products. Photo courtesy Columbia Grain International.
Durum, pasta industry copes with volatile demand
May 29, 2020 - 9:43pm
Coronavirus tests will be processed at the Sanford Health laboratory in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the health system announced March 23, 2020. Previously, tests had to be sent to the state health department or commercial laboratories for processing. (Submitted/Sanford Health)
COVID-19 claims 5 in South Dakota, death toll rises to 59
May 29, 2020 - 12:41pm
A worker washes radishes at a farm in Hudson, New York on Monday, May 18. Angus Mordant / Bloomberg
Every worker has COVID-19 at one Tennessee farm on eve of produce harvest
May 29, 2020 - 12:25pm
May 28, 2020
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Direct payments for farmers will help but maybe not enough
May 28, 2020 - 2:46pm
May 27, 2020
A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service finds that healthy diets also benefit the environment. (Pixabay photo)
Healthier diets would make better use of resources, report says
May 27, 2020 - 6:00am
May 26, 2020
The food box program through the USDA will provide $5.5 million in funds to WG Provisions to buy live hogs, which President Darren Dies said he hopes will "mitigate some of the excess inventory" that exists currently. Noah Fish / Forum News Service
Millions in federal aid given to Midwest meat and dairy distributors
May 26, 2020 - 6:00am
Troy and Kristine Deberg of Watertown, S.D., have posted signs on their hay barn along U.S. Highway 212, warning consumers about the effects of packer control of livestock and the price of beef. Photo taken May 14, 2020, near Watertown, S.D. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Cattle feeders up against a wall
May 26, 2020 - 6:00am
May 25, 2020
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Too early to buzz about threat of 'murder hornets' to North Dakota honeybees, experts say
May 25, 2020 - 7:00am
May 23, 2020
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Food box program a win for companies, food pantries
May 23, 2020 - 8:30am
May 22, 2020
Testing for the coronavirus at Avera Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is shown in this photo submitted March 23. The health system said it will be able to process up to 200 tests a day. (Submitted/Avera Health)
South Dakota recession projected to last until 2024
May 22, 2020 - 2:42pm
May 20, 2020
Crop consultant Mark Huso, left, and farmer Scott Huso inspect the soil in an unplanted field on March 11 in Griggs County, N.D. Planting has been slow in much of North Dakota due to wet weather and poor field conditions following a disastrous harvest season in 2019. Trevor Peterson / Forum News Service
Planting struggles continue as 2019 problems spill into 2020 for ND farmers
May 20, 2020 - 6:00am