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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Worthing
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has confirmed that an infestation of emerald ash borer (EAB) has been discovered in Worthing, South Dakota.


South Dakota State Fair Open Class Entries Now Open
South Dakota State Fair open class livestock and static exhibit entries are now open. Exhibit books and entry information can be found online at sdstatefair.com.


South Dakota State Fair Announces 2020 Grandstand Entertainment
The South Dakota State Fair Grandstand will bring a different experience to fairgoers this year.


South Dakota Century Farm & Ranch Recognition Deadline is August 10
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.


Admission Passes Available for Read & Win During South Dakota State Fair
Admission passes are now available for the Read & Win program during the 2020 South Dakota State Fair, September 3–7.


Limited Dicamba Use in South Dakota Through June 30
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will implement the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) cancellation order regarding the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ June 3, 2020 order to vacate three dicamba registrations —Xtendimax, Engenia, and FeXapan.


The South Dakota State Fair Continues Planning for 2020 Event
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) announces the South Dakota State Fair, scheduled for September 3-7, 2020, will continue.


Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest Winners Announced
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division announces the winners of the South Dakota Wildfire Awareness Month’s Coloring Contest.


South Dakota Wildland Fire Division Annual National Guard Helicopter Training
South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division in conjunction with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and the South Dakota National Guard Aviation Unit will be conducting their annual wildland fire recertification training.


The South Dakota Governor’s Agriculture Summit Postponed
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Governor’s Agriculture Summit scheduled for July 17-18, 2020, in Sioux Falls is postponed.


Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed Near Canton
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has confirmed that an infestation of emerald ash borer (EAB) has been discovered near Canton, South Dakota.


Yankton Fifth Grader Wins South Dakota Arbor Day Poster Contest
Sienna Vera Weiman, a fifth-grade student at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Yankton, is the winner of the 2020 South Dakota Arbor Day Poster Contest.


2020 Arbor Day Essay Contest Winners Selected
Lila Johnson of Frankfort, Onassis Darnell of Carthage, and Jace Grimes of Kadoka are the winning essayists, selected from the 599 entries, in the 2020 Arbor Day Essay Contest.


Online Commercial Applicator Testing
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will offer an online commercial applicator test for commercial applicators who need certification and a temporary license for the 2020 season.