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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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Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

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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USDA Announces Probe in Boy’s Pittsburgh Zoo Death

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has formally announced its investigation into the death of a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled when he fell into a wild African dogs exhibit at the Pittsburgh zoo.

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