SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The union representing workers at the Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls said Friday its members have voted in favor of a new contract.
Friday, June 18, 2021
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog farm waste into the state's river and streams, finding that limiting pollution from farms was a political matter and not one for the courts.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) -- As storms grow more violent and Louisiana loses more of its coast, the family that makes Tabasco Sauce is fighting erosion in the marshland that buffers its factory from hurricanes and floods.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Water managers are cutting off irrigation flows to farmers in Idaho's Wood River basin and wildlife officials are scrambling to move fish to safer waters as a severe drought grips the area.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
DETROIT (AP) -- The president of General Motors says his company plans to announce more U.S. battery factories later this week.
Monday, June 14, 2021
Small businesses that survived the COVID-19 pandemic still face a long road to recovery, but some of the innovations business owners adopted last year may outlast the pandemic itself.
Friday, June 11, 2021
Hertz will likely emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by the end of the month after a bankruptcy court confirmed the reorganization plan for the beleaguered car rental company.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
MILAN (AP) -- Luxury sports carmaker Ferrari has tapped Benedetto Vigna, an Italian executive at Europe's largest semiconductor chipmaker, as its new CEO, the company announced Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
BROOKINGS -- An environmental training session for operators of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) will be held on June 30 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center.
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) -- As Americans start to go out and update their wardrobes, jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co. is enjoying a resurgence in denim.
Monday, June 07, 2021
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine's beloved wild blueberry fields are home to one of the most important fruit crops in New England, and scientists have found they are warming at a faster rate than the rest of the state.
BOSTON (AP) -- A consortium of private equity firms has reached a deal -- reportedly worth about $34 billion -- to acquire family-run Medline, the medical supply and equipment company announced Saturday.
Thursday, June 03, 2021
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany-based MorphoSys AG said Wednesday that it is buying U.S. rival Constellation Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a deal valuing the biotech company at $1.7 billion.
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of Figs Inc., which sells scrubs online to nurses and doctors, soared 36% in their stock market debut Thursday, valuing the 8-year old company at more than $4.8 billion.
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) -- Environmental Protection Agency officials improperly influenced a decision to re-approve use of dicamba, a herbicide blamed for crop damage in hundreds of lawsuits, during the Trump administration, according to an internal agency report.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Despite the spring rains that have fallen recently in Lake County and the region, researchers with the U.S. Drought Monitor have reported the expansion of abnormally-dry and moderate-drought conditions in eastern South Dakota counties.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A group representing pork producers urged the federal government Tuesday to let them continue an effort to speed up the processing of pigs into bacon and ham despite a union's claim that the increased volume endangers workers.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, communities around the U.S. rallied to help small businesses by launching "shop local" initiatives, purchasing gift cards and starting fundraising campaigns .
Monday, May 24, 2021
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The world's largest truck and bus maker is charting an ambitious zero-emission future and says it's not that far off - despite higher costs and the current lack of support infrastructure.
Friday, May 21, 2021
Shareholders of Tribune Publishing, one of the country's largest newspaper chains, voted Friday on a takeover bid by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. In a statement, Alden appeared to say the deal was approved, an assertion questioned by the union representing Tribune journalists.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Oatly, the world's largest oat milk company, will raise $1.4 billion in an initial public offering Thursday on the Nasdaq stock exchange, capitalizing on a global surge in demand for its products.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
South Dakota corn farmers offered data to USDA researchers in late winter that they planned to plant 13% more acres with corn during 2021 than the previous growing season.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
The tax filing deadline is quickly approaching. Due to the pandemic, most businesses have until May 17 to file their returns this year.
Monday, May 17, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney second-quarter revenue dropped as the pandemic continued to weigh on its parks and theme parks. Disney+ subscriptions continued to surge but missed some analyst expectations. Still, net income beat expectations and CEO Bob Chapek said signs of recovery can be seen acr…
Friday, May 14, 2021
BATH -- Two hundred eighty-two South Dakota FFA members were recognized for receiving their State FFA Degree at the 93rd South Dakota State FFA Convention.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Electric car maker Tesla will stop accepting Bitcoin as a payment, CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday, citing environmental concerns.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
BROOKINGS -- Extension beef cattle specialists from South Dakota State University, North Dakota State University, Montana State University and the University of Wyoming are now accepting registrations for the educational series, Mineral Nutrition for the Beef Cow Herd. Started in South Dakot…
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Tyson Foods says it's raising wages to combat absenteeism and worker turnover at its plants as U.S. demand for chicken soars.
Monday, May 10, 2021
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without a big food company making promises to deliver products from green, sustainable farms. Turning those promises into reality, though, can be complicated.
Friday, May 07, 2021
TOKYO (AP) -- Nintendo Co.'s profit for the fiscal year that ended in March jumped 86% on healthy sales of its Switch handheld machine as people stayed home due to the pandemic, turning to video games for entertainment.
Thursday, May 06, 2021
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google says it expects about 20% of its workforce to still work remotely after its offices reopen this fall, while some 60% will work a hybrid schedule that includes about three days in the office and two days "wherever they work best."
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Black Hills Corp. (BKH) on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $96.3 million.
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Aramco said Tuesday its profits soared by 30% in the first-quarter of the year, compared to last year, riding on the back of higher crude oil prices. The results come as some of the world's biggest economies are clawing their way out of recession and…
Monday, May 03, 2021
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett warned people not to think investing is an easy way to make a fortune as he answered a variety of questions at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting Saturday.
Friday, April 30, 2021
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $51.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A group of Midwestern farmers sued the federal government Thursday alleging they can't participate in a COVID-19 loan forgiveness program because they're white.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
MADRID, Iowa (AP) -- In 43 years of farming, Morey Hill had seen crop-destroying weather, rock-bottom prices, trade fights and surges in government aid, but not until last year had he endured it all in one season.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. has acquired the self-driving division of American ride-hailing company Lyft for $550 million, in a move that highlights the Japanese automaker's ambitions in that technology.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
LONDON (AP) -- Jaguar Land Rover said Thursday it's suspending production at two U.K. factories, becoming the latest automaker to fall victim to a global shortage of microchips.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The former top distiller at Jack Daniel's announced on Tuesday that he and several partners are setting up shop for a new whiskey distillery near the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
TOKYO (AP) -- Toshiba Corp. on Tuesday brushed off a fresh missive from CVC Partners about the global fund's proposal to acquire the Japanese manufacturer, though it stopped short of outright rejecting it.
Monday, April 19, 2021
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Strong economic growth continues in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states even though business continues to lag behind the level it was at before the coronavirus pandemic began, according to a new monthly survey of bankers.
Friday, April 16, 2021
Coinbase made a rousing debut on Wall Street Wednesday, with shares of the digital currency exchange rising as high as $429, briefly giving it a market value over $100 billion.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Volkswagen and Germany's largest industrial union have agreed on a 23-month wage deal that provides a 1,000 euro bonus recognizing employee efforts during the coronavirus pandemic and a 2.3% wage increase from January 2022.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
McDonald's said Wednesday that it will mandate worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa lawmakers for the fourth time have approved restrictions aimed at stopping animal welfare activists from documenting animal abuse at livestock farms.
Monday, April 12, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) -- Although weddings and other big celebrations are going back on the calendar in the U.S., business owners who make those events happen expect a slow recovery from the impact of COVID-19.
Friday, April 09, 2021
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An animal rights activist whose investigations and pranks have made him a leading foe of the livestock industry has been charged with trespassing at a pig facility, in the first case brought under Iowa's latest law aimed at protecting farming operations from intruders.
Thursday, April 08, 2021
In addition to its trading cards, fans will soon be able to trade company shares of Topps.
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
LYONS, Neb. -- The Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG), a U.S. Department of Agriculture program available directly to farmers and ranchers, has received a major funding increase, a lower match requirement and an application extension.
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in over a decade for children with ADHD, which causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.