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Dicamba Cutoff Date Approaching
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) reminds applicators that June 30 is the cutoff date for dicamba products.

National Junior High Finals Rodeo to be Held at the SD State Fairgrounds in Huron, June 23-29
The 15th National Junior High Finals Rodeo is returning to Huron, South Dakota on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds this year from June 23-29.


SDDA’s Role in Pesticide Regulation
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is the primary enforcement agency for state and federal pesticide laws in cooperation with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


SD Century Farm & Ranch Recognition Deadline is Aug. 9
The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture will again recognize and honor longstanding South Dakota families at the South Dakota State Fair.


NEWS RELEASE – ANTHRAX VACCINATION REMINDER
South Dakota cattle producers are encouraged to include anthrax vaccine in their vaccination program when they turn out cattle to summer pastures. Recent flooding may increase the risk of cattle encountering anthrax this season, according to Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, South Dakota State Veterinarian.


Bovine Trichomoniasis Found in Oglala Lakota County Herd
Bovine trichomoniasis (trich) has been detected in a South Dakota cattle herd. Two bulls from a beef cattle herd in Oglala Lakota County have tested positive for this economically devastating disease. The Animal Industry Board (AIB) is working with the herd owner and their veterinarians to develop a management plan to contain the disease. Neighboring herd owners with potential contact animals will be informed of the risk to their animals as the investigation continues.


Governor’s Ag Summit Features U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Governor Noem’s Next Generation Panel
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture today announced two headline items for the 2019 Governor’s Agriculture Summit: a keynote address by Stephen Censky, the Deputy U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and Governor Kristi Noem’s Next Generation of Agriculture panel.


Wheel Jam Packed with Events
The sixteenth annual Wheel Jam will be held May 31 – June 2 at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron.


Entertainers Sought to Fill Showcase Positions at SD State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair and entertainer Sherwin Linton are in search of guest entertainers for the AARP Centennial Stage during the 2019 South Dakota State Fair.


Admission Passes Available for Read & Win during the SD State Fair
Admission passes are now available for the Read & Win program during the 2019 South Dakota State Fair.


Registration Open for SD’s Largest Classroom at the SD State Fair
Registration is now open for South Dakota’s Largest Classroom at the 2019 South Dakota State Fair.


SD WLF Annual National Guard Helicopter Training
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division will be conducting their annual wildland fire training with the South Dakota National Guard Aviation Unit.


SDDA Launches Don’t Move Firewood Pledge
On May 13, 2019, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, with support from the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, launched a Don’t Move Firewood pledge to encourage support and advocacy for protecting South Dakota’s natural resources by not moving untreated firewood.


Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest Winners Announced
Charlee Ramsey of Phillip and Alyssa Miller of Box Elder are the winners of the 2019 South Dakota Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest.


Governor’s Agricultural Summit Registration Open
Registration is open for the tenth annual South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit to be held July 10 and 11 in Sioux Falls, SD at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.


2019 Arbor Day Essay Contest Winners Selected
Annika Tank of Britton, Grace Eastman of Tyndall, and Emmy Newsam of Murdo are the winning essayists, selected from the 998 entries, in the 2019 Arbor Day Essay Contest.


NEWS RELEASE – EECVI
Equine enthusiasts traveling interstate with their horses will now have an alternative to meeting the requirement for a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI or health certificate), which is valid for up to 30 days.

Governor’s Ag Ambassador Deadline Fast Approaching
The deadline for nominations for the 2019 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award is May 17, 2019.


Prescribed Fire to be Ignited at Angostura State Recreation Area
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks are planning to ignite the Angostura State Recreation Area prescribed fire as conditions allow on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Parker Fifth Grader Wins SD Arbor Day Poster Contest
Mara Mohr, a fifth grade student at Parker Elementary School, is the winner of the 2019 South Dakota Arbor Day Poster Contest.


Deadline Approaching for Specialty Crop Block Grants
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) reminds South Dakotans that the deadline for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is May 1, 2019.


NEWS RELEASE – SPRING HORSE HEALTH REMINDERS
South Dakota horse owners are reminded to consider routine vaccinations in preparation for spring and summer equine activities.


Dicamba Cutoff Date Established for 2019
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) establishes a June 30 cutoff date for dicamba products.