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Funds Available for Specialty Crop Advancement
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) announces that funds are available for Specialty Crop Block Grants.


Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Now Open
Grant applications for the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program will be accepted from March 11 to April 26, 2019.


Movement of Firewood Outside of Quarantine Area Prohibited
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and the City of Sioux Falls want to remind people that hardwood firewood cannot be moved outside of the established quarantine area.


SDDA Announces the 2019 Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division is calling all kids, ages 3-12, to showcase their artistic abilities in this year’s Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest.


SD State Fair Adds Brothers Osborne to Grandstand
The South Dakota State Fair and C&B Operations are proud to welcome Brothers Osborne to the SD State Fair grandstand on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019.


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.