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Dakotas Receive Special Crop Block Grant Funds

(NPN) -- Nearly three and a half million dollars are available to Dakota farmers for specialty crop grants.

Thursday, the USDA announced $66 million available nationally to the states through block grants

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USDA Awards Over $750,000 in Energy Grants to South Dakota

(NPN) – South Dakota companies and individuals received over three quarters of a millions dollars in energy grants from the USDA Friday.

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ANALYSIS: Decrease in SNAP Benefits in South Dakota by the Numbers


(NPN) – With the temporary increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefit food assistance running out today, what are the SNAP numbers for South Dakota in terms of participants, economic impact, etc.? NPN looked at the numbers:

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7 South Dakota Rural Entities Receive USDA Energy Grants

(NPN) – Seven South Dakota rural-related companies or individuals will receive federal energy grants totaling more than $100,000.

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South Dakota Foreign Farmland Ownership Low But Growing

(NPN) – South Dakota has one of the lowest rates of foreign ownership of agricultural land in the United States, according to a new study by the USDA Farm Service Agency.

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Intertribal Bison Council Receives USDA Grant

(NPN) Intertribal Bison Council in Rapid City, S.D. has received a $200,000 grant from the USDA.

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Lake Andes Company REAPs USDA Energy Grant

(NPN) Pioneer Energy, LLC of Lake Andes, S.D. has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the USDA for a feasibility study to build a 99 megawatt wind farm.

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Interstate Telecom. Co. Receives $25M USDA Loan to Improve Rural Broadband

(NPN) -- The USDA is providing a telecommunications company that operates in rural areas of South Dakota and Minnesota a nearly $25 million loan to improve broadband service.

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No S.D. Entities Receive USDA Advanced Biofuel Payments

Ethanol producers from the Dakotas are not among the 188 producers receiving funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Advanced Biofuel Payment Program announced Thursday.

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The Bug Invasion Continues

Earlier this week, there was a fruit fly found in Southeast South Dakota, now we are being asked to find and count stink bugs.

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