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Friday, April 03, 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

BEIJING (AP) -- Toyota Motor Co. and Chinese electric automaker BYD Co. announced a partnership Thursday to develop battery-powered vehicles, adding to a flurry of industry tie-ups to share soaring development costs.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

HURON -- Aberdeen crop and cattle farmer Jeff Kippley was recognized by National Farmers Union during the 2020 National Convention with the Bruce Miller Award for his active involvement in state and national Farmers Union events as well as his community.

Monday, March 23, 2020

HURON -- Representing more than 18,000 family farmers and ranchers throughout South Dakota in his role as S.D. Farmers Union president, Doug Sombke was re-elected to serve as treasurer of the national organization's executive board during the 118th NFU convention.

Friday, February 28, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The owner of an award-winning organic dairy in Pennsylvania that abruptly closed its doors last fall pleaded guilty Thursday to running a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors of nearly $60 million.

Friday, February 21, 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- On a recent afternoon, many stools stood empty beside a conveyor belt where workers examined a stream of green tomatoes and tossed aside those with holes and cracks at a South Florida packing house.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

BROOKINGS -- The South Dakota Grassland Coalition, in partnership with SDSU Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a series of workshops focused on alternative calving methods this month.

Monday, February 03, 2020

PICKETT, Wis. (AP) -- At Rosendale Dairy, each of the 9,000 cows has a microchip implanted in an ear that workers can scan with smartphones for up-to-the-minute information on how the animal is doing -- everything from their nutrition to their health history to their productivity. Feed is ca…

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

PIERRE -- The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking to fill several paid internships for this summer.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Monday, December 09, 2019

BROOKINGS -- An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) will be held on Wednesday at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron. Specialists from SDSU Extension, the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Nat…

Thursday, December 05, 2019
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Monday, December 02, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019

Bad weather and wet fields have delayed completion of this fall's harvest in South Dakota.

Friday, November 15, 2019

HURON -- South Dakota's farmers may think they've applied for all the programs they can to help mitigate some of the losses brought on by extreme weather and the Trade War, but South Dakota's Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Paul Shubeck says there may be other resources available.

Friday, November 08, 2019
Wednesday, November 06, 2019

BROOKINGS -- To help beef producers meet Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification expectations, SDSU Extension will host an in-person BQA certification course on Nov. 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the Technology Center Amphitheater at Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) in Mitchell

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Senate prepared Tuesday to fire the state agriculture secretary appointed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, the latest in a series of skirmishes between the governor and the GOP that comes as Wisconsin is losing dairy farmers at a record pace.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

SYDNEY (AP) -- Around a quarter of the world's pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalization era, the World Organization for Animal Health's president said Thursday.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Farmers and biofuel industry officials are reacting angrily to a rule released by the Environmental Protection Agency that they say doesn't uphold a promise President Donald Trump made to fulfill the intent of an ethanol law passed by Congress.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

MADRID (AP) -- Several thousand olive farmers have marched through Spain's capital to protest plunging prices and to demand protection from tariffs the United States plans to levy on European Union on agriculture products.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

The South Dakota Hand Cornpicking Contest, sponsored by Dakota Heritage, will be held on Sunday near Colton. The site is on 464th Ave. and a half-mile east on 248th St. (elevator grounds).

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The union representing workers at pork processing plants sued the federal government on Monday to challenge a new rule that allows companies to set line speeds and turn over more food safety tasks to company employees.

Monday, October 07, 2019

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- As the busy harvest season gets under way, Otter Tail Power Company reminds farmers to pay special attention to what's above their heads and within reach of their machinery while completing harvest work.

Friday, October 04, 2019
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Wednesday, October 02, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea on Wednesday confirmed two additional cases of African swine fever near its border with North Korea despite heightened efforts to contain the epidemic that has wiped out pig populations across Asia.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Monday, September 30, 2019

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- In a lab southeast of Los Angeles, researchers are opening a new front in the yearslong battle against a tiny pest that has wreaked havoc on citrus groves around the world.

Friday, September 27, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An environmental group says the U.S. government is keeping details secret about a cattle grazing program in six Western states that could be harming habitat and endangered species.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's African swine fever crisis intensified Tuesday with lab tests confirming the fourth case in a week from a farm near its border with North Korea.

Friday, September 20, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea said Friday that it is investigating more suspected cases of African swine fever in farms near its border with North Korea, as fears grow over the spread of the illness that has decimated pig herds across Asia.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The federal government finalized a new rule for most U.S. pork processing plants Tuesday that allows meatpackers to remove limits on the speed of production lines and place more animal inspection and food safety tasks with company employees.

Friday, September 13, 2019

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar despite government efforts to rebuild herds decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pig farms for environmental reasons.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

BAD HINDELANG, Germany (AP) -- Bavarian herdsmen have gathered together in the Alps in for an annual autumn ritual, driving their herds of cattle from high mountain pastures to the valley below in preparation for the cold winter to come.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of mammals to test the toxicity of chemicals, a move backed by animal rights groups but criticized as irresponsible by a leading environmental organization.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Monday, August 26, 2019
Friday, August 23, 2019

CLOVERDALE, Ind. (AP) -- The owner of a western Indiana ethanol plant is blaming its shut down on the Trump administration allowing some refineries to not blend ethanol with gasoline as required under federal law.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day.

Friday, August 09, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Trump administration has instructed companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world's largest agriculture companies about the potentially cancer-causing chemical.