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Corn plants struggle to survive in a drought-stricken farm field
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South Dakota Row Crop Harvest Well Ahead of Average Pace

The harvest of row crops in South Dakota is well ahead of the average pace because of continued warm and dry conditions.

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Historic Drought Cripples Ranches And Farms In American West

South Dakota Officials Report Sick Cattle Herds

State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says more than 40 cattle herds in southeastern South Dakota have been reported with signs of illness that include fever, ulcers in the mouth, excessive salivation and lameness when walking.

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Money to Help 2 SD Organizations Boost Rural Areas

Two South Dakota organizations are receiving federal loans so they in turn can lend money to local businesses to boost the economy in rural areas.

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Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops
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Crop Insurance Losses Begin to Mount Amid Drought

Thousands of U.S. farmers are filing crop insurance claims this year as drought and triple-digit temperatures burn up crops in the Corn Belt.

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South Dakota Fire Officials Warn Farmers About Wildfires

Fire officials in South Dakota are urging ranchers and farmers to take precautions to prevent wildfires when harvesting.

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Dairy Battle in Southeastern South Dakota Might Be Over

The decision by Hanson County Dairy comes about a month after a state judge ordered the county to cancel a zoning permit it had issued five years ago because of a lack of progress on the project.

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Drought Forces Midwest Ranchers To Sell Off Livestock
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Iowa Residents Sentenced for South Dakota Farm Loan Fraud

Two Iowa residents have been ordered to serve probation and pay back more than $300,000 for submitting false applications for farm loan payments made eligible to wool producers.

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Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops
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Dry Weather Forces SD Row Crops to Rapidly Advance

South Dakota producers say dry weather has forced row crops to rapidly advance to the mature stage and has triggered the start of an early harvest.

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Beetles Bring Devastation And Extreme Fire Danger Forests
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Forest Service Says Pine Beetle Battle a Marathon

Officials with the U.S. Forest Service say the battle against pine beetles in South Dakota will likely continue for some time.

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Midwest Farmers Continue To Struggle Against Extended Drought
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South Dakota DOT Asks Farmers, Ranchers to Remove Hay

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is asking farmers and ranchers to remove hay bales from the highway right of way.

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