Dakota Seeds program expanding, committing $200,000 per year

PIERRE – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he plans to commit up to $200,000 per year in Future Funds to continue and further broaden the Dakota Seeds program. This expansion will include support for high school, technical school and college or university internships in certain high-need industry sectors. “We … Read Article

EQIP, Vermillion River project form partnership

NRCS’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Vermillion River Basin 319 Implementation Project have formed a partnership where persons in the Vermillion River Watershed can receive both technical and financial assistance from both programs after acceptance into EQIP. Some of the practices included are Riparian Area Management, Rotational Grazing … Read Article

GOED head: Northern Beef will reopen within two years

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau PIERRE – The Aberdeen processing plant formerly known as Northern Beef Packers will be back in business with “a lot of jobs” within two years, according to Pat Costello, the governor’s commissioner of economic development. Costello told a legislative panel Friday that state government … Read Article

Gov. Daugaard: State is monitoring potential for Missouri River flooding

PIERRE – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has directed state emergency officials to work with federal and local entities to assess the potential for Missouri River flooding this year. Daugaard also asked citizens who live in flood-prone areas along the river to assess their individual situations and to pay attention to any … Read Article

Health Department highlights health pioneers for SD’s 125th

PIERRE – As South Dakota celebrates 125 years of statehood this year, the Department of Health is highlighting health pioneers and health-related milestones at a new Web site, doh.sd.gov/news/healthpioneers.aspx. The site offers a chronology of significant health events from the date of the last reported smallpox case in the state … Read Article