SDSU Prof: Cattle Feeding Margins Move Into Black

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota State University adjunct economics professor says cattle feeding margins moved back into the black in the first quarter of 2014 after nearly three years of deep losses. Darrell Mark says last fall’s record-large 13.925 billion bushel corn crop drove prices down and helped restore profitability and optimism...
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Officials Ready for Ranchers Seeking Federal Aid

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Government officials in the Dakotas say they’re ready for ranchers to start signing up for federal disaster aid to help them recover from an early October blizzard. Signup begins Tuesday for the Livestock Indemnity Program and also the Livestock Forage Disaster Program. Both were authorized in the new farm bill....
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SD Lawmaker Withdraws Bosworth Petition Challenge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state representative has withdrawn a court challenge over the validity of signatures submitted by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth. The Pierre Capital Journal reported that Republican Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls filed an affidavit asking the Hughes County Court to require Secretary of State Jason Gant...
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Wear Purple Tomorrow for Purple Up! for Military Kids Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Many people associate April 15 as being the deadline to file taxes, but it is also a special day to honor military kids. Governor Dennis Daugaard proclaimed this month as the Month of the Military Child in South Dakota. Also, April 15, tomorrow, is known as “Purple Up! for...
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