With the hard work and dedication of the Wall FFA Chapter and community businesses, the students get to look forward to locally raised beef for lunch.
It’s no secret that there is a crisis in the Midwest, mainly focused in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Here’s how to help.
There are more than 19 million people living in rural America who lack access to a broadband internet connections, including about 22 percent of people in rural Iowa, 36 percent of people in rural Illinois, and 25 percent of people in rural South Dakota. A partnership between Microsoft and an Illinois-based wireless internet provider hope to […]
It’s important to “make hay while the sun shines” but it’s even more essential to try to keep those bales in tact when the sun isn’t shining. No matter what materials producers choose to bind forage with, the method of storage throughout the summer and into the fall and winter is important to maintaining forage […]
South Dakota State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven has confirmed the first case of anthrax this year in the state. Eight cows died from a herd of 87 unvaccinated cattle in Clark County. The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at SDSU confirmed the disease from samples submitted over the weekend. Anthrax is an economically devastating […]
South Dakota officials have made an arrest in connection with the February theft of 29 black and red heifers from a farm in Moody County. The Moody County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Division of Criminal Investigations and the Department of Corrections arrested Joshua Nygaard for one count of Grand Theft which is a […]
Even the most prepared livestock producer cannot always provide a perfect start when Mother Nature gets involved during calving season. “Weather during our Upper Midwest spring calving season can prove challenging with frigid temperatures and mud. When weather becomes a factor during calving, it can impact a calf’s survival,” said Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf […]
In a move that will help reduce how much the American food market relies on foreign growers to supply organic products — which has in the past raised questions about lax regulations and inspections — General Mills announced a deal with Gunsmoke Farms to grow enough organic wheat to supply the Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese line. The […]