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Pennington County has called for a moratorium on building permits in a new subdivision located outside Box Elder. Valley Heights, the subdivision affected, has 150 single family homes, and 68…
A storm that swept through Newell last week clocked in 93 mile per hour winds and hail larger than two inches in diameter, reports KOTA News. Area farmer Troy Hewson…
Widespread drought conditions in South Dakota are forcing the state’s ranchers to either purchase additional hay or bring their cattle to auction sooner, according to the Black Hills Pioneer. The price…
The United States Department of Agriculture has expanded its efforts to combat drought in South Dakota, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The federal agency will provide additional assistance to livestock…
A year after a fire which scorched nearly 3,000 acres atop Crow Peak in Spearfish, regrowth has become apparent, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The cause of the June 24,…
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service recently awarded a Farm to School Grant to the South Dakota Department of Education, reports KOTA News. The $24,000 award will…
After its move in mid-May, the Black Hills Farmers Market is thriving at its new location in east Rapid City, reports KOTA News. The new location at 145 East Omaha…
A group in Lead is proposing a city ordinance that would allow for the legal ownership of chickens, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The proposed ordinance will be presented to…
The Lawrence County Commission is seeking assistance from the federal government in controlling noxious weeds and invasive species, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The commission is consulting the United States…
The South Dakota Senate recently voted down Senate Bill 135, which would have reinstated country of original labeling (COOL) within South Dakota borders, reports KOTA News. The bill was defeated…
After hearing reports of wildlife consuming feed intended for livestock, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is offering assistance in the form of stock feed, reports the…
Two new lakes and 9,777 feet of new passages were recently discovered by volunteers at Jewel Cave National Monument, reports KOTA News. Water comprises only one percent of the known…
South Dakota maintained its no.1 spot in the nation’s bison industry in 2016, reports KOTA News. South Dakota produced over 10,000 head more than any other state in the nation.…
Although cattle prices have continually declined over the past year, prices from October indicated the industry is beginning to recover, reports South Dakota Public Broadcasting. However, the year-long decline in…
Permits for the winter burning season are now available for the Black Hills Forest Fire District, according to a news release by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. The permits…
While 41 states experienced an increase in gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2016, South Dakota’s economy lagged, according to a recent release from the U.S. Bureau of Economic…
South Dakota winter wheat farmers set a new record for production this year, reports the Rapid City Journal. In 2015, an average of 58 bushels were harvested per acre, up…
Two hundred forty-four head of bison will be up for auction at the 2016 Custer State Park Fall Classic Bison Auction on November 19, states a news release from the…
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking public input on management of South Dakota’s forests, as indicated in a news release by the State of South Dakota. The agency…
A barbecue fundraiser held in Philip over the weekend raised $42,000 for area ranchers affected by the Cottonwood Fire, reports the Rapid City Journal. Fencing supplies and hay were also…
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