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Freeze Could End Growing Season for Immature Crops

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A freeze could stop the growing season in the upper Midwest as far south as Nebraska and Iowa, leaving farmers in a difficult situation because much of the region’s corn and soybean fields are not quite ready for harvest. The area of most concern includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South...
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Wheat, Corn Stocks Up in Dakotas; Soybeans Down

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Wheat and corn stocks are up in the Dakotas, while soybean stocks are down over the year. The Agriculture Department says wheat stored on farms and at grain elevators on Sept. 1 was up 43 percent in North Dakota and up 40 percent in South Dakota. Corn stocks were up...
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Resilience, Aid Keep Ranchers Afloat After Storm

PHILIP, S.D. (AP) – Many ranchers in western South Dakota are doing better than expected a year after a freak autumn blizzard killed at least 43,000 cattle, but they say it’ll be several years before they’re fully recovered. Philip rancher and implement dealer Mark Buchholz says he lost more than 30 percent of his...
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Pierre and Fort Pierre FD’s Kick Off Fire Prevention Week with Weekend Activities

UNDATED – (DRG News) This weekend brings kickoff events for next week’s notation of Fire Prevention Week.  The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week-October 5-11 is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month”.  Both the Pierre and Fort Pierre Fire Departments are holding events this weekend and plan school visits in...
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