Invasive Plant Pests and Diseases are Costly for U.S.

April 28, 2017

Story runs 5:33. The term “invasive plant pest” can refer to an insect, a weed or a disease. In this SD Ag Chat, hear more about what invasives are and things you can do to stop them from spreading.

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Connecting Agriculture: Celebrating Earth Day by Doing Our Part

April 21, 2017

Connecting Agriculture
Celebrating Earth Day by Doing Our Part
By Mike Jaspers, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture
April 21, 2017

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2017 Fire Season May be Quieter Than Last Year

April 20, 2017

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Temperature and moisture are two main factors in determining the level of fire danger an area may face. In this SD Ag Chat, hear the state fire meteorologist tell us what those two things show for South Dakota in 2017.

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Giving Consumers a Place to Find Accurate Information About How Their Food is Grown and Raised

April 7, 2017

There are hundreds of websites on the internet aimed at providing accurate information about today’s agriculture practices in the U.S. In this SD Ag Chat, hear from the leader of one organization that strives to cut through the clutter and give consumers one website to rely on.

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Tourism Industry Taking Note of Vacationer Interest in Agri-Tourism

March 24, 2017

Agriculture and tourism are both important industries in South Dakota. In this SD Ag Chat, hear how the state’s tourism department is planning to promote a combination of the two.

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Young SD Couple Building Cattle Herd from Square One

March 24, 2017

Getting started in any business is challenging. In this SD Ag Chat, hear about one young couple whose love for cattle makes the challenges they face to build their herd worth the risk.

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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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