SD News

SDDA Offers Weed-Free Forage Certification

Hay producers can add value to their product by having it certified noxious weed-free forage through the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).

Graduating Student Regent Honored for Service

Conrad Adam, a student regent on the South Dakota Board of Regents since 2016, was recognized Thursday for his leadership and vision, as he ends his board service and begins a career in financial services.

Regents Approve New System Math Pathway Model

In an effort to improve student retention and graduation rates, a new instructional model for mathematics has been approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has confirmed that an infestation of emerald ash borer (EAB) has been discovered in northern Sioux Falls.


Technology is changing the way farmers manage their operations. This is particularly apparent to anyone who?s stuck their head inside a tractor lately. Cabs are now filled with wires, monitors, and buttons. This equipment gives us the ability to evaluate the soil, pick the precise place a seed should be planted, gauge exactly how much fertilizer the plant needs and so much more.

GFP Commission Proposes Snaring and Trapping Changes

A proposal from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission would require individuals who trap or snare on public lands and improved road rights-of-way to mark their equipment with their name and address or a personal identification number.