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DANR Announces $176,250 in Grants for Solid Waste Projects
Today, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $176,250 in grants for solid waste projects.

DANR Seeking Public Comments on the Riparian Buffer Initiative
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) is seeking public comments on its Riparian Buffer Initiative.


Colome Youth Takes Top Prizes at SD Timed Event Championship
The 11th annual South Dakota Timed Event Championship (SDTEC) sponsored in part by Panhandle, LG Seeds, and Double D Western was held September 4-5 in Huron during the South Dakota State Fair.


DANR’s Woodmansey Receives Exceptional Service Award
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) is excited to announce Kent Woodmansey has received an Exceptional Service Award from the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA).

DANR Accepting Applications for the Volkswagen Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) is accepting applications for round two of the Volkswagen Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program.


Funds Available for Specialty Crop Advancement
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announces additional funding available for Specialty Crop Block Grants to help stakeholders advance promotion of the industry and its products.

DANR and GFP Harmful Algal Blooms Notice
The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) and the Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) remind people that Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) remain prevalent in South Dakota waters.


State Water Facilities Plan Application Deadline Approaching
The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources is currently accepting applications for placement on the State Water Facilities Plan. The application deadline is October 1, 2021.


Recent Study Shows Agriculture Continues to Drive South Dakota’s Economy
The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) in cooperation with AgUnited for South Dakota, South Dakota Dairy Producers, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, Central Plains Dairy Foundation, and East River Electric Power Cooperative have released an economic contribution study of South Dakota Agriculture.

Ways to Save Money at the State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair offers several simple ways to save money during the fair.


Day Sponsors Offer Special Activities at the SD State Fair
The State Fair will be offering special themed days at the 2021 South Dakota State Fair thanks to the support of individual “day sponsors.”


The DEX: Dakota Events CompleX Groundbreaking Ceremony
The South Dakota State Fair will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the DEX: Dakota Events CompleX on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 1:30 PM.


Representative Bob Glanzer to be Posthumously Awarded Bob Duxbury Award at SD State Fair
Representative Bob Glanzer will be posthumously awarded the Bob Duxbury Award during the 2021 South Dakota State Fair on Saturday, September 4, at 12 PM at the NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage.


DANR Expands Air Quality Alert to Include Entire State
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) issued an air quality alert for all South Dakota where smoke from wildfires in Canada has settled.


DANR Announces Air Quality Alert for Eastern South Dakota
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) issued an air quality alert for areas of eastern South Dakota where smoke from wildfires in Canada has settled.

Let Your Voice Shine at the Dakota Star Talent Competition
Singers can make their voices heard at the Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union at the South Dakota State Fair.


DANR Accepting Applications for Water Quality Projects
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) is accepting applications through Oct. 1 for projects eligible for federal Clean Water Act, Section 319 nonpoint source control grants.