Wheat Field

Crop Insurance Rule Causing Confusion for Some

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Some Upper Midwest farmers are worried they won’t qualify for crop insurance on land they couldn’t plant because it was too wet. At issue is a rule affecting whether farmers qualify for “prevented planting” payments for cropland that’s too wet or dry to plant. To qualify, a farmer has to...
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Cattle in Pasture

SD Branded-Beef Program Fails to Meet Expectations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Certified Beef program was launched with great fanfare eight years ago, but it has fallen short of its goal of helping farmers and ranchers sell state-branded beef as a premium product commanding higher prices. Mike Rounds, who was governor at the time, said he hoped people would...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game for July 20, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 14-25-27-38-58, Powerball: 6 Estimated jackpot: $141 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association:
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

SD Governor Intends to Continue Cautious Budgeting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he intends to continue using a cautious budgeting approach that has led to state surpluses in the last two years. When the last fiscal year ended on June 30, the state had a $24.2 million surplus. The Republican governor tells The Argus Leader...
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