Mar 05, 2014Financing Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
PIERRE, S.D.- The South Dakota Value Added Finance Authority (VAFA) approved three Beginning Farmer Bond applications totaling almost $1.5 million at a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Brookings.
Feb 26, 2014Cutting and Chunking Deadline Draws Near
PIERRE, S.D.- March 1 is the deadline to kill mountain pine beetles through the cut and chunk method, according to state forest health program specialist Brian Garbisch.
Feb 25, 2014Ranchers Encouraged to Apply for Donated CRP Hay
PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) encourages ranchers from blizzard disaster declared counties to apply for donated 2013 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) mid-term management hay bales. Applications are being accepted until 5 p.m. CDT on Friday, March 21, 2014.Governor Announces South Dakota Conservation Commission Appointments
Pierre, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has reappointed Aaron Kiesz of Aberdeen, Charlie Moe of Rosebud, Wayne Bunge of Rapid City and Douglas Hansen of Webster to the State Conservation Commission.
Feb 24, 2014“What Does the Fair Say?”
HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota State Fair has announced their 2014 theme, “What Does the Fair Say?”
Feb 20, 2014Gov. Daugaard Promotes South Dakota Dairy Industry in California
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Dennis Daugaard, for the third year, highlighted South Dakota’s dairy industry in his recent visit to the World Ag Expo.
Feb 19, 2014South Dakota State Fair Presents ALABAMA
HURON, S.D. –The South Dakota State Fair and Legend Seeds announce a performance by ALABAMA as a part of their All American Tour 2014 on Friday, Aug. 29.
Feb 11, 2014Land Owners Urged to Ensure Burned Brush Piles are Extinguished
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Wildland Fire Division (SDWF) is urging landowners who have recently burned brush piles to be vigilant about monitoring them to ensure that they are completely extinguished.
Feb 10, 2014SD Ag in the Classroom and SD Farm Families Host Essay Contest
PIERRE, S.D.-South Dakota Ag in the Classroom (SDAC) and South Dakota Farm Families (SDFF) are partnering together to host an essay contest for third- and fourth-grade students across South Dakota.
Feb 05, 2014Funds Available for Specialty Crop Projects
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) announces federal funds are available for specialty crop projects.
Feb 03, 2014Jerseydale Farms’ Resumes Distribution of Bottled Raw Milk
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture announces Jerseydale Farms of Brookings, South Dakota, has resumed distribution of bottled raw milk.
Jan 30, 2014Enhanced Livestock Loan Participation Program for Ranchers
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) announces a rate reduction on the existing Livestock Loan Participation Program for producers located in a South Dakota federally disaster designated county due to the Atlas Blizzard.
Jan 24, 2014Jensen Appointed, Doolittle and Hansen Re-Appointed to Value-Added Finance Authority Board
PIERRE, S.D. – Nathan Jensen of Beresford, South Dakota, was appointed to the South Dakota Value Added Finance Authority (VAFA) board by Gov. Dennis Daugaard this month.
Jan 21, 2014Listeria Found In Bottled Raw Milk Produced By Jerseydale Farms
PIERRE, S.D.-The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is reporting listeria in a sampling of bottled raw (unpasteurized) milk from Jerseydale Farms near Brookings, S.D.
Jan 13, 2014Growing in Agriculture: Tie Up Your ‘Horse’- A Column by Secretary Lentsch
I recently picked up a good piece of advice – one that’s worth passing on. “Trust in the Lord, but tie up your horse.” This simple but powerful advice is relevant to the diverse issues of today. Everybody has a “horse” that needs looking after.
Jan 08, 2014Spending at State’s Farmers’ Markets Tops $1 Million in 2013
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota farmers’ market vendors sold over $1.3 million worth of products in 2013 according to the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and state farmers’ markets.
Dec 16, 2013Scholarship Prizes Available for the Winners of Resource Conservation Speech Contest
PIERRE, S.D. – Entries are being accepted for the 2014 SD State Finals of the Resource Conservation Speech contest with $2,300 in education scholarships available for the winners.
Dec 13, 2013South Dakota Department of Agriculture Awards Grants
PIERRE, S.D.---The South Dakota Department of Agriculture announces that 23 grants have been awarded through the Building Our South Dakota Rural Communities (BOSDRC) grant program.