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Ag News from Around the Country
  • Donate to South Dakota Rancher’s Relief Fund

    South Dakota Cattlemen's Association, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and South Dakota Sheep Growers Association established the South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund Oct. 8, 2013 with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation to provide support and relief assistance to those in the agriculture industry impacted by the blizzard of Oct. 4-7, 2013.

    October 22, 2013

  • Despite shutdown, ag industry moves forward

    Uncertainty looms across the United States as to when the government shutdown will end, and this uncertainty has troubled the agricultural industry and those wanting to make trading decisions for their crops and livestock.

    October 15, 2013

  • Coming up dry: Study focuses on groundwater

    If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas will be depleted in 50 years. But immediately reducing water use could extend the aquifer's lifetime and increase net agricultural production through the year 2110.

    September 17, 2013

  • WRDA critical to improving water transportation

    There’s hardly a school kid who is not familiar with the American folksong, “Fifteen Years on the Erie Canal.” The song went by a number of names including “Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal.”

    September 17, 2013

  • Grower in Ark., to break 100-bushel per acre mark

    A Dumas soybean grower has become the first Arkansas farmer to break the 100-bushel per acre mark, and it all came down to a fraction of a bushel.

    September 5, 2013

  • Smithsonian museum seeks farmers’ stories

    No one knows how much agriculture has evolved and transformed over time better than America’s farmers. That’s why the Smithsonian National Museum of American History is seeking farmers’ help in telling stories of the innovation and experiences of farming and ranching across the United States.

    August 20, 2013

  • Southwest Mo., rustling arrest “tip of iceberg”

    A southwest Missouri man accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of cattle and equipment likely is part of a larger cattle rustling ring operating in the region, investigators said, so farmers need to remain on guard against suspicious activity.

    July 24, 2013

  • Farm bill doesn’t end food stamps

    One after another, angry Democrats took to the House floor to say Republicans would increase hunger in America by stripping food stamps from the farm bill.

    July 16, 2013

  • White River’s Blueway status

    Seeking to quell a public backlash, the U.S. Department of the Interior dropped the White River last week from a new federal program that recognizes conservation and recreation efforts along waterways.

    July 9, 2013

  • House roll call: Farm Bill

    The 234-195 roll call Thursday by which the House rejected the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act.

    June 25, 2013

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