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When the first episode of Avian Influenza was diagnosed the week of March 1, 2015 in Minnesota, the diagnosis took everyone by surprise.

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SDSU Extension: Early Action Against Pinkeye Recommended
Posted: July 24, 2015

BROOKINGS — Warm weather has many cattle producers concerned about pinkeye, the common name for infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), which is one of the most common and economically damaging cattle diseases.

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Record Number Certified Under Program
Posted: July 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that over 98.2 percent of producers have met the 2014 Farm Bill requirement to certify conservation compliance to qualify for crop insurance premium support payments.

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Apps For Farm, Ranch Program Sought
Posted: July 24, 2015

HURON — Applications are currently being accepted for the South Dakota Farm & Ranch Recognition program. Farm and ranch families who have enjoyed ownership of their South Dakota farm or ranch for 100 or 125 years have the opportunity to apply and be honored on Thursday, Sept. 3, during the South Dakota State Fair in Huron.

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Keeping It Clean
Posted: July 17, 2015

For how many hours landowners spend spraying musk thistle and other noxious weeds in their pasture, they sure do not want to introduce more undesirable vegetation to their property through the hay they purchase to feed their livestock in the winter.

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My Daughter’s First Year In 4-H
Posted: July 17, 2015

This is my oldest child’s first year in 4-H. Our county fair just ended, and it has been a very good season for her. So, I’m going to brag a little…

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High Temps, Humidity In The Mid-Summer Outlook
Posted: July 17, 2015

BROOKINGS — Higher temperatures and humidities across eastern South Dakota produced heat indexes reaching the 100 to 110-degree range throughout the first few weeks of July.

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DENR To Irrigators: Avoid Overspray
Posted: July 17, 2015

PIERRE — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reminds irrigators to check their center pivots to ensure they are operating properly and are adjusted to spray only upon land authorized for irrigation by their water permit.

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Critical Wetland Proposals Being Sought
Posted: July 17, 2015

HURON — The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced the availability of $17.5 million in financial and technical assistance nationwide to help eligible conservation partners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on private and tribal agricultural lands.

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