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SD Lawmakers Approve New Study of School Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A special committee of South Dakota lawmakers will take another look at the state’s system for funding public school districts. The Legislature’s Executive Board voted unanimously last week to appoint a study committee that will investigate the funding formula and the revenue sources used to finance schools. The panel will...
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Study Looks at Snake Venom at Different Elevations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A research project led by biologists in the state shows that the venom a prairie rattlesnake uses to disable its prey is different in the higher elevations of the Black Hills than at lower elevations. The Pierre Capital Journal says that the research says the difference could be because the...
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Farm Families to be Honored at State Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Farm families who have spent 100 or 125 years of life on the farm or ranch have the opportunity to be recognized during the South Dakota State Fair on Aug. 29. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and the South Dakota Farm Bureau have been recognizing Century Farms at the...
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Study: Drought, Other Factors Weigh on Livestock

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A study from the South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Business Management says drought and other factors made the livestock business financially difficult last year. The statewide program is administered through Mitchell Technical Institute. Instructor Will Walter tells The Daily Republic that high feed prices had a dramatic effect on livestock...
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