Despite opposition from neighbors, a zoning board in Day County has approved a 20-year-old’s request to build a confinement barn for 450 head of cattle.
In 2012 all operating income from the crop enterprises accounted for 50.4% of the total farm income. This is further broken down into crop sales of 35%, crop insurance claims of 13.3%, and government payments of 2.1%.
NAMA presented Steever with the award at its 2013 Agri-Marketing Conference April 17-19, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo.
People often think fresh and healthy foods are too expensive and the USDA is trying to change that perception and eating habits in our homes and schools.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to visit South Dakota on Thursday afternoon to promote fruit and vegetable consumption and childhood nutrition.
Honey production in South Dakota last year totaled 17 million pounds, the second-most in the nation behind North Dakota.
Bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states expect the rural economy to continue growing in the months ahead because of the strength of farm income.
The South Dakota Agriculture Department says it can help beginning farmers buy land at lower interest rates through a bond program.
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