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Some ranchers in the western United States reportedly are stealing grass and hay to feed their cattle, as the drought has depleted their own pastures.

Cattle Prices Jump More Than 30 Percent

The drought that plagued much of the region this summer has caused a cattle shortage, which in turn has prompted prices to rise between 30 to 40 percent higher than this time last year.

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South Dakota Ag Secretary Urges Use of Farm Loan Programs

State Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones says farmers and ranchers should consider taking advantage of state financial programs that lower the cost of borrowing money.

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Despite Drought, Corn Yields High for Some Farmers

Despite the severe drought, some South Dakota farmers who entered an annual contest had some of the highest corn yields in history this past year.

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Garretson Fertilizer Plant Sold

A fertilizer company based in South Dakota has been sold to Koch Fertilizer, a company that has plants in the United States, Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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South Dakota Officials Hold Forums on Livestock Production

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture will hold two dozen meetings across the state in the next three months to discuss the future of livestock production in the state.

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SDSU Researchers Develop 2 New Oat Varieties

Researchers at South Dakota State University have developed two new oat varieties.

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Some ranchers in the western United States reportedly are stealing grass and hay to feed their cattle, as the drought has depleted their own pastures.

Livestock Farmer Says Drought Spiking Feed Prices

A Gayville livestock farmer says his farm has gone from probably the wettest 18-month stretch to the 18-month stretch on record.

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Experts say the weekend storm in South Dakota won't do much to ease drought conditions in farm country.
Experts say the weekend storm in South Dakota won't do much to ease drought conditions in farm country.

Snow Didn’t Help Ease the Drought

Just our luck. We finally get some snow, not a lot in the Sioux Falls area, but areas to the north of us got more.

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Newest Agricultural Labratory in Brookings Celebrates Anniversary

South Dakota's newest agricultural testing laboratory is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

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Drought Leads to More Irrigation Permits

The number of irrigation permits being issued in South Dakota this year is at a level not seen since the mid-1970s. Drought is a common factor.

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