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July 29, 2019
Report: $32.5 billion agriculture industry contributing more to SD economy than ever
PIERRE, S.D. — The agriculture industry's impact on South Dakota's statewide economy is more vital than ever, according to a newly released...
July 29, 2019 - 5:16pm
June 24, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court rules against Argus Leader, says some government spending not subject to open records laws
RAPID CITY, S.D. — In a blow to South Dakota's largest newspaper and investigative journalists, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that some...
June 24, 2019 - 6:56pm
June 7, 2019
South Dakota farmers far behind planting schedule coming into summer after harsh spring
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Well into this year's planting season, South Dakota farmers are far behind schedule thanks to a historically...
June 7, 2019 - 5:45pm
June 3, 2019
SD lawmakers, lobbyists applaud EPA's rule-change allowing year-round E15 sales
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota state and federal lawmakers are applauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s decision to ease regulations...
June 3, 2019 - 6:36pm
May 28, 2019
SD Department of Health announces new WIC eligibility rates, effective June 2019
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday, May 28 released new income eligibility guidelines for the Special Supplemental...
May 28, 2019 - 7:31pm
February 11, 2019
SD House passes hemp legalization bill despite governor's warnings
PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota House has passed a bill which would legalize the growth and production of industrial hemp starting in July,...
February 11, 2019 - 6:35pm
Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill compromise, House vote expected as soon as Wednesday
WASHINGTON -- After months of back-and-forth and missing their Sept. 30 re-authorization deadline, the U.S. House and Senate has finally come...
December 11, 2018 - 5:41pm
September 4, 2018
NDSU research into bees’ winter survival could help sustain farms, ranches
FARGO — There's a buzz at a federal facility at North Dakota State University, and it's not just coming from insects in the laboratory....
September 4, 2018 - 6:09pm
April 5, 2013
StrikeForce initiative aims to lift impoverished counties
DICKINSON, N.D. -- The prosperity seen in North Dakota is unmatched anywhere else in the country. As of February, the state's unemployment rate sat at 3.3 percent. For some Americans, North Dakota is like Israel was to the Jews in the book of Exodus -- a land flowing with milk and...
April 5, 2013 - 7:30am
July 25, 2012
Warren, Minn., to get $400,000 in USDA funds
Small businesses and the public library in Warren, Minn., are getting a nearly $400,000 boost from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Of that...
July 25, 2012 - 6:45am
April 28, 2012
Former N.D. governor Ed Schafer honored with portrait in Washington
WASHINGTON -- Former North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer, the 29th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, was honored Friday with the unveiling of his official...
April 28, 2012 - 7:15am
April 24, 2012
Schafer's portrait to be unveiled
WASHINGTON -- Former North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer, the 29th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, will be honored at the unveiling of his official portrait...
April 24, 2012 - 11:21pm
January 9, 2012
Officials to tour 12 N.D. communities
BISMARCK -- U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development officials are conducting a tour of a dozen North Dakota communities. The tour begins Jan. 18 in Linton and will run through early February. USDA officials said the tour is aimed at gathering information to shape the...
January 9, 2012 - 12:00am
September 30, 2011
USDA cuts grain crop estimates sharply
September 30, 2011 - 2:30pm
September 26, 2011
Weather favors beans, spuds harvest
Fields of soybeans hit harvest time over the weekend, with combines running up and down the Red River Valley on Monday. Windrows of dry edible...
September 26, 2011 - 10:06pm