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Jeremy Tilton hauls a bale of hay
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Governor Dennis Daugaard Extends Over-width Hay Hauling Order

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued an executive order allowing trucks to haul over-width loads of baled hay for another 60 days to help drought-stricken farmers and ranchers.

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Historic Drought Cripples Ranches And Farms In American West
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South Dakota Harvest Advances with Good Weather

South Dakota's row crop harvest advanced substantially again last week, with nearly all the soybeans harvested.

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High Court to Hear Farmer, Monsanto Seed Dispute

The Supreme Court is agreeing to hear a dispute between a soybean farmer and Monsanto Co. over the company's efforts to limit farmer's use of its patented, genetically engineered Roundup Ready seeds.

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Historic Drought Cripples Ranches And Farms In American West
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Row Crop Harvest Speeding Along in the Dakotas

An early start to spring planting and a hot summer that pushed crops to maturity has led to an early row crop harvest in the Dakotas.

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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.

Grass, Hay Thefts Reported

I guess this had to happen, although it's not going on around here.

In some parts of the country, ranchers who have been dealing with drought reportedly are cutting their neighbors' fences so their cattle can graze on someone else's land

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Industry experts say predictions of a bacon shortage due to the drought are not true.

Bacon Shortage Rumors are “Baloney”

Relax, bacon lovers, but be prepared to pay more.

Industry experts say rumors and predictions of a pending bacon shortage are not true.

But they do say you could expect to pay more for your three or four strips of bacon with your eggs

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Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops
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Stubborn Drought Maintains Grip on Most of US

A weekly update on U.S. drought conditions shows the nation's worst drought in decades slightly worsened in the lower 48 states with the Midwest corn harvest in full swing.

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How’s It Growing: Shaping Up Your Lawn

With the drought conditions affecting your lawn, Deb Jersey and her guests have some tips to shape up that grass.

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South Dakota Ag Officials Advise Tests for Aflatoxin Levels

South Dakota agriculture officials are advising farmers and ranchers to test for aflatoxin levels in their corn, distiller's grains and silage piles due to this year's drought.

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Historic Drought Cripples Ranches And Farms In American West

Drought Conditions Worse in the Dakotas Over Week

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 96 percent of South Dakota is mired in some form of drought, up more than 4 percent over the week. Nearly 88 percent of North Dakota is in drought, up about 7 percent.

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