Agriculture


UPDATE: Pork plant workers in Sioux Falls reach tentative agreement on new four-year contract

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The union that had threatened to strike at a Smithfield pork processing…

Governor Noem announces meat processing agreement with eight states

June 10, 2021 Mike Tanner PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem announced today that certain South Dakota…

Union workers at South Dakota meatpacking plant considering strike

June 3, 2021 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Workers at a South Dakota meatpacking plant that became…

South Dakota-based POET buys more biofuels assets

June 2, 2021 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — South Dakota-based ethanol company POET has purchased the biofuels…

South Dakota State Fair Announces Changes to the Open Class Beef Show

May 13, 2021 Huron, S.D. – South Dakota State Fair is making changes to the open class…

White farmers sue seeking government loan forgiveness

April 30, 2021 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some Midwestern farmers are suing the federal government alleging they’re…

April showers reduce drought pressure in northeast South Dakota

April 26, 2021 ABERDEEN, S.D.–Some good news on the drought front in northeastern South Dakota. Over the…

Biden expanding summer food program for 34 million schoolchildren

April 26, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)–The Biden administration is expanding a program to feed up to 34…

Spring planting in South Dakota will bring fields of hemp (Audio)

April 21, 2021 PIERRE, S.D.–Some South Dakota growers are preparing to plant industrial hemp this spring. South…

Agriculture, Natural Resources departments officially merge

April 21, 2021 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Department of Agriculture and Department of Environment and…