Local: Agriculture

Agriculture

chinaflag

Economist Says Purchase of Smithfield by Chinese Company a Good Business Decision

China’s largest pork processor is buying Smithfield Foods, the largest pork processor in the United States for $4.7 billion.

fields2

Glyphosate Resistant Wheat Found In Oregon

USDA has confirmed that a glyphosate-resistant wheat variety that Monsanto field tested from 1998 to 2005 was present in volunteer wheat on an Oregon farm.

farming1

Iowa Farm Bureau Pleased With State Legislative Results

Iowa Farm Bureau officials says this year’s state legislative session was a positive one for agriculture.

fields

CSP Sign Up Extended Until June 14

Producers now have until June 14 to apply to sign up under the Conservation Stewardship Program as it’s been extended from the original May 31 deadline.

flooding

FSA Director Doesn’t Expect Much Corn Prevent Acres In South Dakota

This weekend’s heavy rains and flooding will delay planting of the remaining corn and soybean crop in South Dakota.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Midwestern Economy Down From August

money 20

The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group released the monthly survey of economic indicators throughout the Midwest.

in Local

Minimum Wage Increase Would Affect More Than Minimum Wage Workers

Money Coins

A recent analysis of an increase in the minimum wage finds that workers making more than minimum wage could also see upward pressure on their income.

in Local

South Dakota Infant Death Rate Down in 2013

Pregnant woman

The number of babies that died during their first year of life was down in 2013.

in Local

El Nino Could Mean More Winter Moisture

sd winter

South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey says the coming winter could be a wet one with milder temperatures.

in Local

Changes To Iowa Snap Program

MoneyDollarsCoins

It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.