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The Beach Boys to Appear at SD State Fair
As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history.


2019 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy Registration Open
Registration is now open for the 2019 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy which will be held in Fort Pierre, SD, on March 21-24.


SDDA Encourages Residents to Bag Evergreen Decorations Bought From Chain Stores
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is encouraging residents who purchased wreaths and other evergreen decorations from chain stores to bag items and dispose of them in a landfill to stop the spread of the invasive insect elongate hemlock scale (EHS).


SDDA Launches New State Burn Permit System
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division has launched a new and improved burn permit website that is more user friendly.


Little Big Town to Perform at the SD State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair and Legend Seeds are proud to announce that Little Big Town will be coming to the SD State Fair grandstand on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.


There’s No Time Like Fair Time at the 2019 SD State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair has announced its 2019 State Fair theme – “There’s No Time Like Fair Time!”


SDDA Seeks Dicamba Cutoff Date
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has applied for Special Local Needs registration labels, also known as 24(c) labels, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the following products: Engenia, Fexapan and Xtendimax with VaporGrip Technology.


Governor Reappoints Members to Value Added Finance Authority Board
Robert Hull of Sisseton, Mark Gross of Sioux Falls, Marcia Hendrickson of Chancellor and Charles Jepson of Fort Pierre were reappointed to the South Dakota Value-Added Finance Authority (VAFA) board by Gov. Dennis Daugaard this month.


Canyon Rim Ranch is Recognized as a Firewise USA Community
Canyon Rim Ranch, located in southwestern Custer County, is recognized as a Firewise community by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Burn Permits Open within the Black Hills Fire Protection District
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division is now issuing burn permits within the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District for the winter burning season.


Agritourism in South Dakota
Fall is a fun time of year, filled with hometown football games, changing leaves, and of course, harvest festivals.


Specialty Crop Sector in South Dakota Receives Grant Funding Support
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has awarded around $326,000 to eight specialty crop projects around the state.


Scholarship Prizes Available for Resource Conservation Speech Contest Winners
Contestants in the 2019 State Finals of the Resource Conservation Speech contest will be eligible to win a total of $2,300 in college scholarships.