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USDA Says South Dakota Farmers Plant Fewer Acres of Corn

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers have planted 4 percent fewer acres of corn than last year’s record crop. The Agriculture Department’s June acreage report estimates the state’s corn crop at 5.9 million acres. South Dakota’s soybean crop is estimated at 4.8 million acres, up 1 percent from 2012. Winter wheat acres...
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South Dakota Awards $4.9M in Environmental Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $4.9 million in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, storm water and recycling projects. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says residents will get better drinking water, improved wastewater treatment and enhanced environmental protection. The board approved $1.56 million in grants and...
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Fed Officials Approve Horse Slaughterhouse in NM-Similar Permits Could Come to Iowa and Missouri

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Federal officials have granted a southeastern New Mexico company’s request to open a horse slaughterhouse. Officials also say Friday that they plan to grant similar permits to operations in Iowa and Missouri. With the action, Valley Meat Co. of Roswell is set to become the first operation in the nation...
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President Approves Disaster Declaration for Five SD Counties

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says five South Dakota counties, including the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, will receive federal financial help to recover from severe weather in late May. The system produced a tornado, severe storms and flooding in Corson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Union and Bennett counties. President Barack Obama signed a Presidential...
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