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Record Crop Expected for South Dakota Soybeans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s soybean crop is forecast at a record-high 220 million bushels, up 18 percent from last year. The Agriculture Department’s crop production report shows an estimated 5.11 million acres of soybeans, a 12 percent increase from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 43 bushels per acre,...
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Governor Candidates Square Off in Televised Debate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Democratic challenger Susan Wismer highlighted their different views on Medicaid expansion and teacher pay during a statewide televised debate on South Dakota Public Broadcasting. The Argus Leader reports that Daugaard said he worries about the cost of expanding Medicaid, while Wismer said those costs would...
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Atlantic Salmon to be Stocked in Lake Oahe

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials are moving forward with a plan to stock Atlantic salmon in Lake Oahe. Game, Fish and Parks biologist Bob Hanten tells the Capital Journal that two public surveys over the summer found strong support for introducing the species. Starting in January, two fish hatcheries in the...
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Dakotas State Vets Caution About Pig Virus Spread

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – State veterinarians in the Dakotas are stressing the need for people involved in the hog industry to take measures to guard against the spread of deadly pig viruses. South Dakota veterinary officials this week said two more farms have confirmed cases of Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases, bringing the state total...
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