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Study Says South Dakota Agriculture has $21 Billion Impact

PIERRE, - An associate professor at South Dakota State University says agriculture and related industries had a $21.4 billion impact on South Dakota's economy in 2010.

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Young Farmers and Ranchers Holding Conference

OACOMA, - Young Farmers and Ranchers is holding its winter conference in Oacoma.

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Corn, Soybeans Suffer in Drought Year; Winter Wheat Seedings Down

SIOUX FALLS - Production of corn and soybeans in South Dakota was down last year, during a year in which much of the state was mired in extreme drought.

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Aberdeen Beef Plant Clears Final Financial Hurdle

A beef processing plant in South Dakota that has struggled to begin operations says it has enough finances to get to full production.

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Winter Wheat Farmers Concerned with Lack of Snow

Some South Dakota farmers are concerned about the lack of snow cover protection for winter wheat.

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USDA: South Dakota Hog, Pig Inventory Down

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota's Dec. 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs was 1.2 million head, down 14 percent from a year ago and down 7 percent from Sept. 1.

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Cattle Prices Jump More Than 30 Percent

The drought that plagued much of the region this summer has caused a cattle shortage, which in turn has prompted prices to rise between 30 to 40 percent higher than this time last year.

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South Dakota Ag Secretary Urges Use of Farm Loan Programs

State Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones says farmers and ranchers should consider taking advantage of state financial programs that lower the cost of borrowing money.

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Despite Drought, Corn Yields High for Some Farmers

Despite the severe drought, some South Dakota farmers who entered an annual contest had some of the highest corn yields in history this past year.

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Garretson Fertilizer Plant Sold

A fertilizer company based in South Dakota has been sold to Koch Fertilizer, a company that has plants in the United States, Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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