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Vermillion Producer Named Soybean Group’s Executive Director

SIOUX FALLS — Jerry Schmitz, a Vermillion soybean farmer and former President of the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA), is the new executive director of the SDSA and South Dakota Soybean Researc... More Info...

Hayley Dotseth, South Dakota Coyotes ready for Summit League volleybal

VERMILLION – The South Dakota volleyball team is headed to the Summit League postseason tournament in search of an automatic NCAA bid. That much is not news in the five years Leanne Williamson has coa... More Info...

SBL’s Harms signs with South Dakota

VERMILLION, South Dakota (Courtesy USD) — South Dakota head volleyball coach Leanne Williamson is pleased to announce the addition of five players set to join the team ahead of the 2019 season. More Info...

Simpson, Peterson, Armstrong get South Dakota past NAU 90-74

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Triston Simpson, Tyler Peterson and Brandon Armstrong combined for 69 points to help South Dakota beat Northern Arizona 90-74 on Monday night. VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Triston Simps... More Info...

Career-high 23 from Hines not enough for NAU to beat South Dakota

VERMILLION, S.D. — Triston Simpson, Tyler Peterson and Brandon Armstrong combined for 69 points to help South Dakota beat Northern Arizona 90-74 on Monday night. Northern Arizona (1-1 ... More Info...

Meditative Writing Workshop Set For Vermillion Nov. 28

VERMILLION — Dr. Kaiya Ansorge will be leading a “Writing ... Cardinal Stritch University, and University of South Dakota. Her previous works include “The Nature of Miracle,” “The Relationship between ... More Info...

Coyotes close season at SDSU

VERMILLION, S.D. – Last Saturday’s victory over Western Illinois couldn’t have come at a better time for the South Dakota football team. Not only did it snap the Coyotes’ four-game losing ... More Info...

South Dakota holds off Western Illinois for 17-12 football victory

VERMILLION, S.D. — Austin Simmons threw for 220 yards and a score and rushed for 66 yards and South Dakota beat Western Illinois 17-12 in a Missouri Valley Football Conference game on Saturday. Simmon... More Info...

South Dakota Earns Todd Lee Win #1

VERMILLION, S.D. - The Todd Lee era for the South Dakota men’s basketball team opened with an 83-58 victory over York College Wednesday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Junior Triston Si... More Info...

Yes, South Dakota has had close governor races, but it's been awhile

“Hon. Andrew Lee of Vermillion who may and who may not be the next governor of South Dakota, is in town,” the newspaper announced dismissively. The Argus Leader had supported Ringsrud. There he is aga... More Info...

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AG TIME Looking Forward by John Walsh

My long term thoughts regarding soy remain on the bear side. There are many things going on. The US carry has grown to record proportions. This is not due to the trade war. It is due to overproduction. That is all while global demand (China) is declining. These are long term shifts. The corn and fee [...] More Info...

USDA and the FDA will jointly oversee the production of cell-cultured

USDA and the FDA will jointly oversee the production of cell-cultured food products derived from livestock and poultry. More Info...

A new University of Wisconsin-Madison program, called Bucky’s Tuitio

A new University of Wisconsin-Madison program, called Bucky’s Tuition Promise, provides free tuition for students from low- and moderate-income households.​ More Info...

For decades corn prices have been tied to oil prices. While corn did n

For decades corn prices have been tied to oil prices. While corn did not follow oil higher, analysts say it could follow it lower. More Info...

Both the corn and soybean markets had a ho-hum week. For the week endi

Both the corn and soybean markets had a ho-hum week. For the week ending Nov. 16, 2018, corn prices were around a nickel lower, while July soybeans were up nearly 4¢ and November soybeans were unchanged. More Info...

Stocker and feeder cattle sold $2 to $6 per cwt. lower at auction this

Stocker and feeder cattle sold $2 to $6 per cwt. lower at auction this week as buyers continue to demand preconditioned calves. More Info...

All or Nothing

We’re coming up on the Thanksgiving holiday, but I’ll spare you the turkey and dressing theme this year. The holiday does make for an awkward trading environment, falling on a Thursday. Many market participants are traveling and thus not participating on Wednesday, and many take Black Friday off. Th [...] More Info...

2009 John Deere 9770 Combine Sold for $214K Today on Iowa Auction

A 2009 John Deere 9770 STS combine with only 488 sep. hours sold for $214,000 today (November 16, 2018) on a farm auction in southeast Iowa by the Steffes Group. $214K is the highest auction price on a John Deere 9770 STS combine sold without a head in exactly 4 years More Info...

Trade talks with the European Union do not include talk about agricult

Trade talks with the European Union do not include talk about agriculture right now. More Info...

Agriculture leader Farmer Mac says interest rates are having an impact

Agriculture leader Farmer Mac says interest rates are having an impact on operating loans. More Info...

Cauliflower may be king over kale in 2019, but the trend toward all lo

Cauliflower may be king over kale in 2019, but the trend toward all local and organic fresh foods will continue to reign — buoyed by vertical, urban farming.​ More Info...

The Kansas City Fed reports the decline in farm income did accelerate

The Kansas City Fed reports the decline in farm income did accelerate from July to September. More Info...

This year's Thanksgiving meal may be more affordable.

This year's Thanksgiving meal may be more affordable. More Info...

The Dairy Patch is among 30 new Girl Scout badges released this year.

The Dairy Patch is among 30 new Girl Scout badges released this year. More Info...

Life is a constant balancing act. I’m always trying to figure out ho

Life is a constant balancing act. I’m always trying to figure out how to make more time out of each day. More Info...

In midterm elections, the political party in office usually hits some

In midterm elections, the political party in office usually hits some headwinds while its opposition gains some political ground. That turned out to be true for the 2018 midterm elections. More Info...

Winter wheat planting has been slow this fall and several factors may

Winter wheat planting has been slow this fall and several factors may help push prices higher into the new year. More Info...

Registration is closing for four Food and Drug Administration meetings

Registration is closing for four Food and Drug Administration meetings on proposals for the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule. More Info...

Picture a ballroom filled with just about every agricultural manufactu

Picture a ballroom filled with just about every agricultural manufacturer, trade association, input providers, credit services…you name it, if they are tied to ag they are probably at Trade Talk in Kansas City. More Info...

It’s the age-old question: Does this cow need antibiotics for mastit

It’s the age-old question: Does this cow need antibiotics for mastitis? More Info...

Mother Nature always likes to have her own way but farmers can have mo

Mother Nature always likes to have her own way but farmers can have more say over how much water stays in or out of their fields, thanks to the use of controlled drainage technology. More Info...

This 1970 John Deere 4020 FWD Gas Standard sold for a new record high

This 1970 John Deere 4020 FWD Gas Standard sold for a new record high price. More Info...

It’s time to make your plans to attend the largest cattle convention

It’s time to make your plans to attend the largest cattle convention and expo. The 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. More Info...

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman has an updated look at the drought monitor.

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman has an updated look at the drought monitor. More Info...

Beef packers willl require Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification

Beef packers willl require Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification from fed cattle suppliers, starting Jan. 1, 2019. This is driven by beef retailers and consumers who want assurance about how cattle are raised. More Info...

Farmers National Company said good quality land is still bringing top

Farmers National Company said good quality land is still bringing top dollar. However, there is more caution from land buyers across the country. More Info...

The new Feed Technology Center at the University of Illinois will repl

The new Feed Technology Center at the University of Illinois will replace the 1920s-era feed mill south of campus in Urbana. More Info...

Rising interest rates, plus a dragging farm economy, is sparking fears

Rising interest rates, plus a dragging farm economy, is sparking fears that the debt to asset ratios could rise to levels agriculture saw in the 1980's. However, Farmer Mac says that hasn't happened yet. More Info...

Smart choices, planning ahead can make eating on the go more healthy

Smart choices, planning ahead can make eating on the go more healthy More Info...

Market Access Uncertainty Creates Planting Uncertainty

For farmers, planting decisions are always tough. But, the utter unpredictability of trade and market access is an unwelcome wild card. More Info...

Frank and Alison Howey have grown their diversified operation from 19

Frank and Alison Howey have grown their diversified operation from 19 acres to 30,500. More Info...

Rebuild or Replace?

There's a lot to consider when deciding to rebuild or replace ag equipment components. More Info...

Pest Management vs Product Stewardship

USB director and soybean farmer Meagan Kaiser, weed scientist Christy Sprague, and plant pathologist Carl Bradley discuss the difference between pest management strategies to slow resistance versus stewardship of a product. More Info...

The first lab-made, animal-free milk is set to hit store shelves in 20

The first lab-made, animal-free milk is set to hit store shelves in 2019. More Info...

Pay close attention to these policy issues in 2019.

Pay close attention to these policy issues in 2019. More Info...

China's top pig farming company announced it will make changes to lowe

China's top pig farming company announced it will make changes to lower protein in animal feed. More Info...

Cattle feeders saw closeouts with an average profit of $58 per head la

Cattle feeders saw closeouts with an average profit of $58 per head last week, down modestly from the week before. More Info...

CIA believes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's killing: sources

The CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, complicating President Donald Trump's efforts to preserve ties with a key U.S. ally.
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Trump to discuss Khashoggi murder with Secretary of State Pompeo, CIA

U.S. President Donald Trump said he had not yet been briefed on the CIA's conclusions regarding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but that he would speak with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the CIA about the issue later on Saturday.
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Teams search for 1,000 missing in California's deadliest wildfire

Forensic recovery teams searched for more victims in the charred wreckage of the northern California town of Paradise on Saturday as the number of people listed as missing in the state's deadliest wildfire topped 1,000.
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As China-U.S. friction rises, their armies hold joint disaster drills

Soldiers from China and the United States wrapped up a week of joint disaster relief drills on Saturday, in a display of cooperation against a backdrop of worsening ties between the two countries over trade, the disputed South China Sea and self-ruled Taiwan.
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Pence vows no end to tariffs until China bows

The United States will not back down from its trade dispute with China, and might even double its tariffs, unless Beijing bows to U.S. demands, Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday.
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U.S.-China discord dominates APEC summit in Papua New Guinea

The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines among members suggested little prospect of consensus at the weekend meeting.
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California searches for 1,000 missing in its deadliest fire

Forensic recovery teams pressed their search for more victims in the flame-ravaged northern California town of Paradise on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of about 1,000 people reported missing in the state's deadliest wildfire on record.
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Abrams admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S. governor on Friday, but said she planned to sue the state over voting problems and "gross mismanagement" of the election.
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Trump says he 'easily' answered Russia probe questions

President Donald Trump on Friday said he had "very easily" completed his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, but had not yet submitted them to Mueller's office.
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U.S. House Republican to subpoena ex-FBI head Comey, ex-AG Lynch

The outgoing chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is planning to issue subpoenas compelling former FBI Director James Comey and former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to be deposed about their decision-making ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a House Democratic aide told Reuters on Friday.
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Teams search for 1,000 missing in California's deadliest wildfire

Forensic recovery teams searched for more victims in the charred wreckage of the northern California town of Paradise on Saturday as the number of people listed as missing in the state's deadliest wildfire topped 1,000.
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California searches for 1,000 missing in its deadliest fire

Forensic recovery teams pressed their search for more victims in the flame-ravaged northern California town of Paradise on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of about 1,000 people reported missing in the state's deadliest wildfire on record.
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U.S. Coast Guard seizes $500 million worth of cocaine

U.S. authorities seized about 18.5 tons of cocaine with a street value of $500 million in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday.
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Abrams admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S. governor on Friday, but said she planned to sue the state over voting problems and "gross mismanagement" of the election.
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U.S. prosecutors talking with accused Russian agent to resolve case

U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for accused Russian agent Maria Butina are engaging in negotiations, both sides said in a court filing on Friday, raising the possibility the case could be resolved with a plea deal.
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U.S. judge orders White House to restore press pass to CNN's Acosta

A U.S. judge on Friday ordered the White House to temporarily restore CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass, which was revoked after a contentious news conference last week with President Donald Trump.
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'I brace myself': anxious search for the missing in California fire

Rose Farrell was an independent-minded 99-year-old determined to live by herself in Paradise, California. A caregiver checked on her daily and she relied on a walker, but still had her car in her driveway.
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Tally of missing in California's deadliest blaze surpasses 600

A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history.
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PG&E shares surge 40 percent on report regulator wants to avoid bankru

PG&E Corp shares soared 40 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday following a report that a regulatory official told investors the agency does not want the utility to go into bankruptcy should it be found responsible for this month's deadly wildfire in northern California.
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Judge eases Reagan shooter Hinckley's release conditions

A federal judge on Friday eased travel and other restrictions on the activities of John Hinckley, who shot former U.S. President Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt.
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Obituaries credit to: Hansen Funeral Home - Vermillion

Fred Shipley

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