Be Counted, Answer NASS Surveys

March 23, 2017

It’s National Ag Week. The last U.S. Census of Agriculture was done in 2012. In this SD Ag Chat, South Dakota’s state statistician tells how answering USDA NASS surveys has a direct effect on farmers and ranchers.

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Agriculture and Game Fish and Parks, Blazing a Trail Together

March 22, 2017

This is National Ag Week (March 19-25, 2017). In this SD Ag Chat, hear the head of the state’s Game, Fish and Parks Department talk about the important relationship between landowners and sportsmen and women.

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Former Stockyards Area Turned Into Agriculture Education Opportunity

March 22, 2017

A new agricultural education exhibit has opened in South Dakota’s largest town. Hear board chairman Jim Woster tell how the Stock Yards Ag Experience became reality in this SD Ag Chat.

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Agriculture Tops the List for Economic Development in SD

March 22, 2017

This week (March 19-25, 2017) is National Ag Week. Agriculture and its associated industries employ more than 115,000—or 1 out of 5-- South Dakotans. The head of economic development for the state of SD talks about the connection between those agricultural jobs and economic development in the state in this SD Ag Chat.

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What Happens in Agriculture, Doesn’t Stay in Agriculture

March 21, 2017

In this SD Ag Chat, hear how what happens to the ag economy has an effect on the entire state.

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Celebrating Those Who Feed Us

March 21, 2017

Connecting Agriculture: Celebrating Those Who Feed Us. By Mike Jaspers, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture. March 21, 2017.

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SD Had Warmer Than Normal Winter; Wetter April Expected

March 21, 2017

The latest weather maps show a wetter than average April is in store for South Dakota. Get the details from SDSU Extension State Climatologist Laura Edwards in this SD Ag Chat.

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Providing Services to Strengthen SD’s Ag Industry

March 20, 2017

This week (March 19-25, 2017) is National Ag Week. Listen to this SD Ag Chat, to hear the head of the state’s department of agriculture share information on the make-up of the department and some of the services they provide.

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SD Student Wins National Agriculture Essay Contest

March 17, 2017

This week (March 19-25, 2017) is National Ag Week. Sturgis Brown High School junior Bridger Gordon is being recognized in Washington, D.C. this week as the winner of the National Ag Day Essay Contest. Hear more from the Whitewood, SD native in this SD Ag Chat.

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Fighting Wildfires

March 9, 2017

Wildfires have burned thousands of acres so far in a handful of southern states. In this SD Ag Chat, State Fire Meteorologist Darren Clabo tells us how weather is affecting efforts to put those blazes out.

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