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Study Says SD Agriculture Has $21 Billion Impact

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An associate professor at South Dakota State University says agriculture and related industries had a $21.4 billion impact on South Dakota’s economy in 2010. Gary Taylor, an associate professor of economics, says the impact includes more than $8.3 billion in direct agricultural production, $3.4 billion in inputs supplied by businesses...
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Deceased SD Lawmakers Remembered in Ceremony

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has honored eight former state lawmakers who died in the past year. Members of the House and Senate met in a joint session Thursday to hold a special memorial service for their deceased colleagues. The Legislature holds the service each year. Those honored Thursday included former...
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Young Farmers and Ranchers Holding Conference

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – Young Farmers and Ranchers is holding its winter conference in Oacoma. The event running through Sunday at Cedar Shores Resort is geared to farmers and ranchers ages 18 to 35. Topics include beef industry advancements, cattle market insights, shelterbelts and farm horticulture projects, weather insurance, trends in agronomic practices and...
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Midwest Bankers Survey Suggests Continued Growth

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new survey of rural bankers suggests that growth in farmland prices, cash rents and farm equipment sales remain strong despite the continuing threat of drought in some Midwestern and northern Plains states. A report on the Rural Mainstreet Index released Thursday says the index hit 55.6 in January, down...
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