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Crop-Damaging Fruit Pest Found in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A pest that lays its eggs in fresh fruit has been found in South Dakota for the first time. South Dakota State University entomologist Buyung Hadi tells the Capital Journal that the spotted-wing drosophila was caught in a trap in southeastern South Dakota late last month. The insect is about...
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Pierre Church Gathers Volunteers to Complete Second Feed My Starving Children Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local church once again brought together a number of volunteers over the weekend to package meals for hungry children in countries around the globe.  Community Bible Church held its second “Feed My Starving Children” event in less than a year on Saturday.  Hundreds of people volunteered a few...
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USDA Says Corn Silage Harvest Starts in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s corn silage harvest has started in some areas and farmers are preparing equipment for row crop harvest. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says in its weekly crop report that the barley harvest was at 97 percent last week. Corn at the dough stage was 98 percent, just...
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SD State Fair Raising Money for New 4-H Exhibit Hall

HURON, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Fair Foundation has started a campaign to raise $4 million to build a new 4-H exhibit hall on the fairgrounds in Huron. The campaign will seek donations over the next three years to replace the aging Clover Hall, which has been used since the 1950s for...
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