SD Department of Agriculture

Ag Dept Accepting Applications for Hay Bales

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for approximately 580 donated 2012 CRP mid-term management hay bales. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency is allowing producers with 2012 CRP mid-term management hay to donate the baled residue to the department rather than destroy it. Producers in counties affected by...
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Pennington County South Dakota

Free Pits for Free Disposal of Livestock Closing

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Free sites where ranchers could dispose of livestock carcasses from the early October blizzard will likely close in the next few days. Pennington County Emergency Management says it plans to close the Livestock Loss Drop Points by Wednesday, more than three weeks after they opened. The two locations still...
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Jason Garreau (Courtesy Photo)

Eagle Butte Man Arrested After Standoff Charged in Federal Court with Six Firearms Related Felony Offenses

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man made his initial appearance in federal court in Pierre late this afternoon following his arrest early today.  27-year-old Jason Todd Garreau was taken into custody early this morning following an approximate nine-hour long standoff with law enforcement.  Garreau was being sought as part of an...
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Critic: Immigration Program Draws Marginal Projects

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A longtime critic of an immigration program that draws foreign investment in exchange for green card qualifications says the program tends to draw marginal business opportunities that have trouble securing regular financing. Funds from the EB-5 program helped spur the construction of Northern Beef Packers, an idled South Dakota...
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