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SD crop conditions decline following heavy rains, flooding

A farmer in southeast South Dakota says the recent rains have delayed any fieldwork possible in the last week. “Last week, we had anywhere from 9 to 11 inches of rain.” Matt Bainbridge from Davison County tells Brownfield it was awkward timing for rain.... Read More.

Heavy rains cause flooding in SD fields

Heavy rains over the past week across eastern South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota have caused some farm fields to flood and has affected the crops. “We had 10 to 11 inches total for the week on a lot of areas of the farm.” Chet... Read More.

SD legislature approves carbon pipeline bills

The South Dakota Legislature has passed three bills outlining landowner protections and requiring additional payments from companies if they want to build a carbon pipeline in the state. After a conference committee meeting on Wednesday, Senate Bill 201 now requires the carbon pipelines pay... Read More.

Carbon pipeline bills move through SD Legislature

The South Dakota House passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it easier for the Summit Carbon Pipeline to move forward and some state agriculture groups are responding positively. Senate Bill 201 sets new regulations on pipeline infrastructure and allows counties to charge... Read More.

A better-than-usual winter for northern SD

A cattle producer from north-central South Dakota says the better-than-usual winter weather has made working with cattle more pleasant this year. “The cows are doing really well and it’s a refreshing change of pace,” says Troy Hadrick. He says while other parts of the state... Read More.

SD Corn Growers adopt carbon pipeline policy

The South Dakota Corn Growers Association will support carbon pipeline projects in the state. Two new resolutions on carbon were approved at the SDCA’s annual meeting over the weekend. The state’s corn growers support carbon capture and a second resolution says corn growers support... Read More.

Summit carbon pipeline future is unclear in SD

A cattle farmer and lawyer from eastern South Dakota says it’s unclear what will happen with the proposed Summit Carbon Pipeline project. “I would say it’s 50/50 the project will happen.” Todd Wilkinson, also the president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says the use... Read More.

Private property rights to be discussed in SD legislative session

South Dakota Farm Bureau State Public Policy Director Matthew Bogue says private property rights are expected to get attention in South Dakota’s state legislative session. “The carbon pipeline discussion has been huge in South Dakota this past year, especially with the Summit Carbon Pipeline... Read More.