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SD Crop conditions good despite week with little rain

Crop conditions in South Dakota were reported mostly good to excellent despite a week with little rainfall. More>>

Nebraska conference to show ways to handle animals

One of the consultants for the movie "The Horse Whisperer" will demonstrate his techniques as part of the Nebraska Grazing Conference next month. More>>

SD board repeals quarantine rules on baby calves

The South Dakota Animal Industry Board has voted to repeal a nearly 40-year-old rule requiring quarantine for baby calves entering the state without their mothers.The ruled was proposed at the board's annual meeting Tuesday by State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven. The state previously required 60 days of separation for young calves who came to South Dakota without their mothers. The board also repealed a rule from April 2013 that required cows from Idaho that were older than 18 months be teste... More>>

Old tractors help Nebraska farmer's hail recovery

Some old tractors have been deployed to help a south-central Nebraska farmer turn a hail-torn cornfield into a future field of winter wheat. More>>

2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

The years long fight over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges. More>>

NEA grant to help Freeman, SD design arts-ag center

Sen. Tim Johnson says the National Endowment for the Arts is giving up to $150,000 to the city of Freeman to help the town design an arts and agricultural center. More>>

Common sunflower disease found in the Dakotas

The National Sunflower Association says a common sunflower disease has been found in fields across the Dakotas after a wet planting season. More>>

Heavy June rain washes livestock manure off farms

Flooding in Iowa has washed hog and cattle manure from more than 20 farms each with thousands of animals. More>>

Aronia berry gaining market foothold in US

Those with an eye toward healthy living have probably noticed the words "aronia berry" in everything from juices and powdered supplements to baby food. More>>

SD crops progressing but farmers flood losses loom

Soybean and corn crops are progressing well in South Dakota, though farmers in the eastern part of the state will likely suffer some losses after heavy rains flooded portions of many fields. More>>

SD spring wheat crop estimate up 13 percent

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expecting a South Dakota spring wheat crop that's 7 percent larger than last year. More>>

Ag economy remains strong due to exports according to Tom Vilsack

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he's confident the agricultural economy will remain strong despite an expected drop in farm income next year as corn prices lag and a pig virus reduces herds. More>>

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