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South Dakota Agriculture Department Reorganizes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Agriculture Department is reorganizing some of its resources to better meet the needs of the diverse industry in the state, from timber production in the southwest to corn in the southeast. The department is splitting up its Division of Agricultural Development into four regions, each overseen by a...
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National Native American Magazine Going Digital

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A leading news magazine for Native Americans is dropping its print version to focus on its website, and some readers worry that could mean less access to news for older tribal members and those on remote reservations. This Week From Indian Country Today will become an online newsletter starting...
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Farmers Urged by SDSU to Redistribute Leafy Spurge Beetles

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota agricultural officials are urging farmers and ranchers to collect and redistribute leafy spurge beetles in pastures so the insects can do a better job of controlling leafy spurge plants. Pete Bauman, South Dakota State University range field specialist, says beetles can reasonably be collected and moved through the...
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Jason Brown Concerts to Benefit Farm Rescue

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – Country music singer Jason Brown is performing concerts to aid the nonprofit Farm Rescue organization. The North Dakota-based nonprofit provides planting and harvesting help free of charge to farm families in the region stricken by a major illness, injury or disaster. Since 2006, the organization has helped more than 230...
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