Ag Secretary Promoting Healthier Food Choices

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says it’s a misconception that fruits and vegetables are more expensive than processed food. Vilsack, speaking during a news conference Thursday at a Hy-Vee grocery store in Sioux Falls, says price comparisons that perpetuate the myth are based on calories. He says it makes...
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Corn Crop

USDA Releases Prospective Spring Planting for SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Producers in South Dakota intend to plant 250,000 less acres of corn in 2013. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s prospective planting guidelines that have been released. The intentions are based on a March 1 survey of producers. Corn acres planted in South Dakota for 2013 are...
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USDA to Release First Look at 2013 Crop Estimate

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The USDA is releasing its first estimate of the 2013 crop size in its spring planting report. After a year dominated by worst drought since the 1950s, farmers are looking ahead to the next crop. Some analysts are expecting slightly more corn and soybeans to be planted than a...
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Scales of Justice and Judge's Gavel

Presho Man Wants State Allegations Out of Federal Trial

PRESHO, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man charged in federal court with being a felon and drug user in possession of a firearm wants a judge to forbid prosecutors from mentioning state court allegations of kidnapping and assault. Thirty-six-year-old Clint Brown, of Presho, is accused in state court of being under the influence...
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