Dry Cracked Mud

Drought: Half of US Counties Now Disaster Areas

ST. LOUIS (AP) – More than half of U.S. counties now are classified by the federal government as natural disaster areas mostly because of the drought. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Wednesday added 218 counties in a dozen states as disaster areas. That brings this year’s total to 1,584 in 32 states, more than...
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Farmer Working his Straw Harvest.

Additional SD CRP Land Opened to Haying, Grazing

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s two U.S. senators say they are pleased U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has decided to help South Dakota farmers and ranchers by allowing emergency haying and grazing on additional land in the Conservation Reserve Program. Sen. John Thune says Vilsack earlier had allowed emergency haying and grazing on...
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Pierre’s Mayor Touts Benefits of Flying from Pierre Regional Airport

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Mayor of Pierre says the city’s airport offers several advantages for those who are already planning trips for the upcoming hunting season and for the holiday season later this year. Mayor Laurie Gill says there are currently five flights per day with two to Minneapolis and three to...
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Attorney General Marty Jackley

AG Jackley Chosen to Serve in Leadership Positions with Two National AG Groups

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Attorney General has been chosen to serve as Vice Chair of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG). The organization meets to talk over legal topics and issues of interest to western states including water, fish and wildlife, public lands, minerals, environment and Indian law. Nevada’s Attorney...
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