USDA: Fieldwork Not Yet Started in Most of SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Fieldwork has yet to start for most South Dakota farmers, but spring wheat seeding has begun in some localities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that most of the state reported adequate soil moisture with topsoil moisture supplies rated 15 percent short, 80 percent...
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South Dakota Farmers Complain About Rail Service

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota farmers say North Dakota’s Bakken oil field has created a shortage of rail engines and crews to move harvested grain to market. A group of farmers during a Tuesday press conference said the issue has reached a critical point. They say they want President Barack Obama...
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SD Veterinarian Prepares Horse Owners for Virus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota state veterinarian is urging horse owners to vaccinate the animals and take other measures to prevent the spread of a virus. Equine herpes virus has been found in South Dakota. It takes three forms. A potentially deadly, neurological version of the virus has limited treatments available. A...
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Stockgrowers and Others Hold Meetings on Livestock Disaster Programs

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association along with several other industry groups is hosting four meetings in the western part of the state to provide ranchers information about available disaster relief programs. The meetings will take place Monday and Tuesday in Eagle Butte, Hermosa, Union Center and Interior. The U.S....
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