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South Dakota Gets over $1.8M to Help Boost Rural Health, Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota is getting more than $1.8 million in loans and grants to help boost health and public safety in rural areas.

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Deadline Approaching for Community, Safety Project Grants

The state Department of Agriculture says the deadline is approaching to apply for grants that are available for community improvement and public safety projects.

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Landowners Can Apply for Help with Pine Beetles

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture will begin taking applications next week from landowners who want help in identifying trees infested by mountain pine beetles.

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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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Showers, Warm Temps Advance South Dakota Crop Development

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Scattered rain showers and warmer temperatures are helping to advance crop development in South Dakota.

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Rain Limited Some Planting of Crops in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Rain limited the ability for farmers in some areas of South Dakota to plant crops last week.

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USDA Awards Grants to South Dakota Organizations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced grants to several organizations in South Dakota to help rural businesses.

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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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Health Department Issues New WIC Guidelines

The South Dakota Department of Health has released new WIC Program income guidelines.

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USDA Says Number of Farms in South Dakota Decreases

SIOUX FALLS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of farms in North Dakota and South Dakota decreased in 2012 but the average size of each farm increased.

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