Local

South Dakota Ag Secretary Looks At Livestock Losses Caused By Blizzard

 

Yesterday South Dakota Governor Dennis Duagaard, Senator John Thune and State Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch toured areas of the state hit by last week’s record setting snow storm.   Lentsch says the aerial view just magnified the devastation.

He says they’re encouraging producers to report losses and are still compiling the death count for cattle, sheep, buffalo and horses.

Lentsch says they hope the devastation serves as a catalyst for getting the farm bill passed as it does contain livestock assistance.

A Ranchers Relief fund has also been established by the state’s livestock organizations to help affected producers.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Weather Trend; Mild – Cold – Mild..

windmills near norden

A couple of mild days will be followed by another cold blast.

in Local

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman Working to the End

Dave Heineman

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says he isn't worried about his next job.

in Local

Worst of the Cold May Be Over for the Northern Plains

snow on fence

The weather may change a bit, and the worst of the cold may be behind us.

in National

Making headlines this week

AP40816308032

A look at the big newsmaker this week and the headlines you may have missed.

in Local

SD Legislators Prepare for Major Issues

bernie hunhoff

The 2015 session of the SD Legislature will have some major issues to debate.