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Honey Production Same in ND, Down Slightly in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Honey production in 2013 was unchanged in North Dakota and down slightly in South Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 2013 production from South Dakota producers with five or more colonies totaled 14.8 million pounds, down 9 percent from 2012. There were 265,000 honey producing colonies in South...
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SDSU Extension Says NOAA Outlook Calls for Cool Climate to Dominate Through Spring Season

BROOKINGS, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center says cooler than average temperatures are expected to persist through the remainder of the spring season in South Dakota.  NOAA released its most recent update yesterday, detailing projections for temperature, precipitation and drought for the spring and early summer.  Laura...
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South Dakota Highway Patrol Joins “Drive to Save Lives”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is taking part in an aggressive “Drive to Save Lives” campaign-along with more than 40 other states and the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The campaign is aimed at reducing highway fatalities across the nation this year.  Colonel Craig Price, superintendent of the South Dakota Highway...
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Governor’s Ag Ambassador Nominations Sought

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is now accepting nominations for the 2014 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award.  Nominee names are due to the SDDA by April 21.  The Ag Department says an Ag Ambassador should be someone that provides visionary leadership to the state’s agricultural industry and...
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