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No Chickens in My Backyard

Some Rapid City residents want the decision-makers in their city to follow the lead of Sioux Falls and a few other cities and allow them to keep chickens in their backyards.

The Rapid Citians want to be allowed to have up to six hens, and I can see their point

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Farmers Urged to Redistribute Leafy Spurge Beetles

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota agricultural officials are urging farmers and ranchers to collect and redistribute leafy spurge beetles in pastures so the insects can do a better job of controlling leafy spurge plants.

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South Dakota Agriculture Department Reorganizes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Agriculture Department is reorganizing some of its resources to better meet the needs of the diverse industry in the state, from timber production in the southwest to corn in the southeast.

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Crop Development Continuing to Catch Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Crop development in South Dakota is continuing to catch up thanks to warm, dry weather.

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Dry Conditions, Above Normal Temps Advance Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Dry conditions and above normal temperatures across most of the state are helping to advance crop development in South Dakota

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South Dakota Hog, Pig Inventory Down from 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The number of hogs and pigs in South Dakota on June 1 totaled 1.18 million head, up 1 percent from the previous quarter but down 10 percent over the year.

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Governor Says Exports Key to Agricultural Growth

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says increased exports will play a key role in the continued growth of South Dakota's agricultural industry.

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South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down 7 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals had 215,000 cattle on feed on June 1, down 7 percent from last year.

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Weather Affecting Farmers’ Ability to Plant Crops

Cool and wet conditions are continuing across South Dakota and have limited farmers' ability to complete fieldwork.

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Wet fields have prevented some farmers from planting corn and soybeans.
Wet fields have prevented some farmers from planting corn and soybeans.

Enough With the Rain?

You might remember when state tourism promoters called South Dakota the "Land of Infinite Variety."

Once again, I've got your "infinite variety" right here.

We're one year removed from a drought, but this year, it would seem we've gone the other way, at least so far

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