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Sale Sets Agricultural Land Price Record in Spink

ABERDEEN - Spink County has set a new agricultural land price record as two tracts of cropland near Mellette sold for $8,200 per acre.

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Historic Drought Cripples Ranches And Farms In American West
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South Dakota Farmers, Ranchers Dealing with Hay Shortage

YANKTON - South Dakota farmers and ranchers are searching for solutions to deal with the hay shortage.

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Sioux Falls Company Wants to Spread Hog Plant Waste in Fields

SIOUX FALLS - A Minnesota company is looking to spread up to 19,000 tons a year of byproduct from the John Morrell hog processing plant in Sioux Falls in farm fields around South Dakota.

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Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

USDA Says Number of Farms in South Dakota Decreases

SIOUX FALLS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of farms in North Dakota and South Dakota decreased in 2012 but the average size of each farm increased.

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Study Documents Conversion of Grassland to Crops

SIOUX FALLS - A new study documents a loss of 1.3 million acres of grassland over a five-year period in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa.

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Delegates Pick President, VP of SD Farmers Union

WATERTOWN - Farmers from the Conde and Lake Preston areas have been elected to lead the South Dakota Farmers Union.

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South Dakota Looking to Add More Dairy Cows

SIOUX FALLS - Gov. Dennis Daugaard and state agriculture officials are traveling to the World Ag Expo in California this week with the goal of doubling the state's current herd of about 92,000 dairy cows.

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Agriculture Seminar Next Week in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS - A national farm policy expert will be one of three speakers during an agricultural seminar next week in Sioux Falls.

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FILE: Pine Beetles
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Pennington County Faces Shortfall in Beetle Battle

RAPID CITY - A budget misstep is forcing Pennington County to dip into emergency funds to keep up the fight against the mountain pine beetle.

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FILE: Pine Beetles
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Deadline to Use Technique for Pine Beetle Nears

PIERRE - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is reminding citizens that the deadline to kill mountain pine beetles through the cut and chunk method is March 1.

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