A few South Dakota organic farms are raising smaller heritage turkeys, and interest is rising. “Once that breed is gone, they’re gone and gone forever.”
Nearly 65% of federal crop insurance premiums are subsidized with federal funding.
A new trend in South Dakota agriculture could fundamentally change the economic landscape for the state's $1 billion annual beef cattle industry
HURON, S.D. – In her December 2020 budget address, Gov. Kristi Noem laid out a plan for a state-of-the-art events facility at the South Dakota State Fair to replace the old livestock complex, which had been destroyed by fire about a month earlier. The governor’s proposal sought to double
For more than a decade, beekeepers in South Dakota and around the country have been fighting against historically high annual colony loss rates of more than 30%. The continued loss of colonies has the potential to affect roughly 100 different agricultural crops across the country and could raise food prices
HOLABIRD, S.D. – The morning of July 24 arrived with endless blue skies and an equally vast Monday workload for fourth-generation Hyde County cattle rancher Seth Zilverberg. He and his father, Don, hit the fields to bale alfalfa while the moisture content was right. Too wet and the alfalfa will
For more than a year, a highly divisive debate has raged in South Dakota over two proposed carbon dioxide pipelines that would capture the toxic gas from ethanol plants and carry it to North Dakota and Illinois for disposal underground. The stakes are extremely high on both sides of the