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    With winter rearing its ugly head across much of South Dakota, South Dakota State University Extension hosted several winter agronomy meetings throughout the state focusing on not only planting and weather but farm stress during troubling times.

      Fifteen minutes. A small group of young farmers from across the globe, captured the attention of World Trade Organization (WTO) members for 15 minutes, sharing their ideas for sustainable agriculture during the Global Forum on Food and Agriculture held in Berlin, Germany during International…

      Weather conditions in the Northern Plains can present more than a few challenges for livestock producers. From below zero or blizzard conditions during winter or even spring, to heat waves in the summer months, farmers and ranchers need to be prepared for rapidly changing conditions to provi…

      PIERRE — Passing South Dakota’s farms on to a new generation won’t be easy. That was evident Thursday morning as South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Kim Vanneman discussed her goals with the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

      The South Dakota Pork Producers Council is proud to award Shelbi Lindner of Gayville, Daniel Fuoss of Armour and Trevor Johnson of Centerville with a $1,000 scholarship for representing South Dakota Pork as Pork Ambassadors for 2020.

      The dead of winter is tough on everyone. Single-digit temperatures with double-digit wind chills are especially hard on farmers and their livestock. Other than building windbreaks cattle can hide behind or making sure livestock barns are as cold-proofed as possible, nutrition is one of the b…


      “Were you born in a barn?” The question hasn’t been directed at me for decades, but it used to be occasionally when I left a door open or abandoned my manure-covered boots where visitors might trip over them.

      Opening a new business location three states away can be daunting. Opening a new location and needing 5,000 dairy cattle to fill it is even more challenging, but for Tri Cross Dairy in Viborg, the challenge is what made it worth it.

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