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State Veterinarian Anticipates Livestock Deaths from Winter-Like Storm Into the Thousands

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s State Veterinarian says his office has been gathering information on livestock deaths as a result of the early autumn storm that hit parts of western South Dakota.  Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says he anticipates that the losses of cattle and sheep will add into the thousands once a...
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SD Rancher Wins National Conservation Award

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota rancher has won a national conservation award for the way he manages his land. The National Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies has awarded Highmore rancher Jim Faulstich its annual National Private Lands Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award. State Game, Fish and Parks Secretary Jeff Vonk says...
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Shutdown Spawns Vacuum in Farm Market Information

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The shutdown of the federal government is delaying crucial information farmers use to plant and market crops and postponing the payouts of subsidies to the nation’s growers. That is adding to the uncertainty among producers who depend on both the marketplace and government money. Among the casualties of the shutdown...
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Crews Clear Interstate 90 in Western South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – All sections of Interstate 90 that were shut down by a snowstorm in western South Dakota are now open. Workers completed plowing on the final stretch between Sturgis and the Wyoming state line at midday Sunday. Motorists are advised that difficult driving conditions could persist. State transportation officials say...
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