temperatures hit 100 degrees on Tuesday, leaving most of the Black Hills categorized as either high fire danger or extreme fire danger. Throughout the year forest rangers help prepare the woods for these types of hot temperature days.
The threat of wildfires has been moderate to high for most of the summer, but with temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees Tuesday, the ever-present fire danger in the Black Hills becomes more of a concern.
Anyone with a green thumb knows that the garden teaches patience, care and watchfulness. The Pennington County Sheriff’s office is hoping to sow these valuable life lessons, by giving inmates the chance to grow alongside what they plant.
California, Washington, and Oregon are some of the states battling widespread forest fires, the particles from the burning forests are swept up by high winds and taken across the country, causing haze in the South Dakota sky.
The northern plains are hot and dry this year, and as the sun continues to peek through the smoky air, the cattle industry in Western South Dakota is beginning to suffocate, leaving ranchers and farmers praying for rain.
The Sioux Falls chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers had negotiated with Virginia-based Smithfield Foods for two days after union members rejected a previous contract proposal and authorized a strike.
However, Bill Kluck -- the former president of the Stock Growers association -- says he has no issues with the taxes being based off soil ... but added that West River ranchers dont get as much moisture as the eastern side of the state, changing
Recently, several stock growers and cattleman’s groups met to discuss possible producer-led solutions to address the gap between profits earned by the four biggest meatpacking companies in the country, and the profits of the cattle producers themselves.
The Aquaponics system helps build students' knowledge in the STEM program. With kale and strawberries currently growing ... the project gives students first-hand experience in seeing what it takes for food to arrive at their plates.
Like so many other events, stock shows across the nation had to cancel or find a new way to sell livestock and products. But the Black Hills Stock Show continued on like normal, helping ranchers continue their business.
They sold 3 heifers and 2 bulls this year and sales are up from what they took home in 2020. Outside of one other show, the last time the Knutson’s had the opportunity to showcase their livestock was at the 2020 Black Hills Stock Show
President Joe Biden signed an executive order that would increase purchases of American-made products by the federal government. Senator Mike Rounds took to Twitter to express enthusiasm for the order -- with hopes that more is done to address Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Beef products.
South Dakota’s largest agricultural organization, the South Dakota Farmers Union, plans to testify against Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposal to merge the state Agriculture Department with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.