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Kenneth teen to serve as Minnesota 4-H Ambassador

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

KENNETH — When Andrea Severtson earned her first trip to the Minnesota State Fair as a sixth-grader, she showed a heifer calf named Bella, learned her way around the fairgrounds and experienced her first-ever 4-H dance.

During that 4-H Livestock…continue reading on dglobe.com

Nobles County Fair begins next week

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The 135th Annual Nobles County Fair begins Monday with the 4-H Dog Show at the Hockey Arena.

More livestock shows get under way Wednesday with the dairy, rabbit and sheep shows. This year the fair offers a Boomer Nights celebration…continue reading on dglobe.com

Livestock good for nearly 30,000 SD jobs, report says

July 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — According to a recent report, South Dakota’s livestock industry provides more than 29,000 jobs and contributes $7.3 billion to the state’s economy.

The report was commissioned by the United Soybean Board. It highlights the econ…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Livestock expansion continues

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Planning Commission approved several new or expanding livestock facilities during a Wednesday night meeting, including the construction of a new beef feedlot in a wellhead protection area south of Worthington.

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Livestock expansion continues

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Planning Commission approved several new or expanding livestock facilities during a Wednesday night meeting, including the construction of a new beef feedlot in a wellhead protection area south of Worthington.

Aar…continue reading on dglobe.com

Hundreds of Dakotas ranchers apply for federal aid

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Blake Nicholson

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — About one-third of the initial applications made to a federal aid program for disaster-stricken ranchers have come from the Dakotas, and most of the money given out so far has gone to South Dakota produ…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

US pork group predicts virus could hike consumer prices 10-12 percent

May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Ros Krasny

WASHINGTON — U.S. hog prices could rise by 15 percent to 25 percent and consumer prices for pork by 10 percent to 12 percent as a result of a virus that has killed some 7 million piglets in the United States, the National Pork Prod…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Livestock disaster aid sign-up set for next week

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Ranchers in the Dakotas whose herds were devastated by an early October blizzard can begin signing up for federal disaster aid next week.

The federal Agriculture Department on Monday said farmers and ranchers can start signi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Is virus-inflated US hog market bubble about to burst?

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO/NEW YORK — Fund managers and traders have chased hog prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to record highs on fear of a deadly pig virus, but a market reversal is likely if government data in the next two weeks shows no major damage from…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

$100,000 hit

March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

CAPUTA — It’s been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013.

Shawn and Kristy Freeland, of Caputa, are among some 600 livestock producers getting by with a little help from their friends. They live with their daughters, Riley, 11, …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com