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

City agrees to invest in Vermillion Now! 2

By Travis Gulbrandson The City of Vermillion has signed on to become the lead investor in the second Vermillion Now! campaign. The city council pledged to contribute $100,000 a year for five years beginning in 2014 during their regular meeting Monday night. The money will be split evenly between … Read Article

Smoke detector credited with saving Vermillion man

By Travis Gulbrandson Officials are crediting hardwired smoke detectors with saving the life of a Vermillion man when a fire consumed most of his trailer Oct. 31. The elderly man awoke shortly before 8 a.m. that day when the hardwired smoke detector in his bedroom went off. “That’s a … Read Article