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USDA Says SD Gets Nearly $310K for Specialty Crop Grants

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota this year is getting nearly $310,000 for grants to develop specialty crops. The federal funds were authorized under the 2014 farm bill. The federal government defines specialty crops as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops....
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SD Minerals Board OKs Conflict of Interest Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Minerals and the Environment has adopted new rules to prevent conflicts of interest. Deputy Attorney General Roxanne Giedd drafted the rules to comply with requirements from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, although she says board members already identify conflicts and disclose them. One of the...
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SD Family Recognized for Conservation Efforts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has recognized a South Dakota family for its conservation efforts. Lyle and Garnet Perman, their son Luke and his wife Naomi are the state’s recipients of the Leopold Conservation Award. The award comes from the national Sand County Foundation and the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and Grassland...
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Rep. Noem Joining Delegation to Asia-Pacific

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota Republican Rep. Kristi Noem is headed to Asia with several other members of Congress. She’s one of eight Republicans and one Democrat in a group led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia. The 10-day trip starts Friday. The representatives plan to meet with leaders in Japan, South...
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