Clay-Union Farm Bureau makes large contribution to western ranch families

The Clay-Union County Farm Bureau has recently pledged $5,000 to the Farm Bureau Cares Fund which will distribute support to the unfortunate farm and ranch families in western South Dakota following the catastrophic early winter storm killing thousands of head of livestock. What is the Farm Bureau Cares Fund? Helping … Read Article

Raw milk might carry warning labels, but decision could head to Legislature

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau The battle is moving to the Legislature over stronger sanitation standards for raw milk in South Dakota and health-warning messages on the bottles of it sold to consumers. The state Department of Agriculture received clearance from the Legislature’s rules review committee Tuesday for the … Read Article

Governor, officials discuss blizzard relief at SDPB

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard answers a question posed by Stephanie Rissler, moderator of the SDPB program “South Dakota Focus,” during a special taping of the program Monday in Vermillion. 
(Photo by David Lias)

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Gov. Dennis Daugaard and several state officials traveled to Vermillion Monday, Oct. 14 for a special taping of the South Dakota Public Broadcasting program “South Dakota Focus.” The program, taped in the SDPB studios located in the Al Neuharth Media Center on the University of South … Read Article

Visit iGrow.org for 2013 State Fair results

More than 3,500 4-H members competed with more than 19,884 exhibits during the 2013 South Dakota State Fair. The diversity found within the more than 19,000 exhibits is extraordinary said Peter Nielson, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program Director. “Youth competed in everything from showing traditional livestock and horses, dogs, … Read Article

USDA awards funds to improve conservation on agricultural lands

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of 33 Conservation Innovation Grants awarded to entities across the nation to develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate private lands conservation. Grant recipients will demonstrate innovative approaches to improve soil health, conserve energy, manage nutrients and enhance wildlife habitat in balance with … Read Article