Jeff Bloom knows the importance of farm safety. The owner of Lake County International doesn’t have to look further than his family to see why improved safety measures on farm equipment is important.
Monday, September 12, 2022
PIERRE – With the current high commodity prices, agricultural producers and landowners may be tempted to remove acres from the Conservation Reserve Program, but there are important factors they should consider before making that decision.
How can the weight of a large round bale become a deadly force?
Monday, August 02, 2021
MILAN (AP) -- Luxury sports car maker Ferrari has surged back to second-quarter growth, posting a 206-million-euro ($245 million) profit on Monday after seeing its earnings drop precipitously in the same period a year ago due to the pandemic shutdown.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An influential hog dealer sanctioned twice for defrauding pork producers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars says it has fired employees responsible for its latest violations and paid restitution to affected sellers.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- For the second time in four years, an influential nationwide pork dealer has been sanctioned by federal regulators for illegal buying practices that cheated hog sellers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Of the 2 million people clogging airport security lines and gate areas again each day, one crowd is still largely missing: business travelers.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely on food, entertainment and souvenirs.
Friday, July 23, 2021
ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal workplace safety officials are proposing nearly $1 million in fines against four companies following a January liquid nitrogen leak that killed six workers at a northeast Georgia poultry processing plant.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Daimler AG's luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz says it is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the share of sales planned by 2025 and sketching out a market scenario in which new car sales would "in essence" be fully electric by the end of the decade.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German auto maker Daimler reaped strong profits in the second quarter as demand for its Mercedes luxury cars continued to rebound from the depths of the pandemic, generating cash that the company can invest in its shift to electric vehicles.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Ben & Jerry's said Monday it was going to stop selling its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem, saying the sales in the territories sought by the Palestinians are "inconsistent with our values."
Friday, July 16, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) -- With the U.S. economy humming, corporate profits flowing and stock prices peaking, investors on Wall Street are beginning to pose an anxious question: Is it all downhill from here?
Thursday, July 15, 2021
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- DuPont Co. and two spinoffs will pay at least $50 million to Delaware to help clean up toxic chemicals, the Delaware Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors said Tuesday that it plans to spend more than $71 million to build a design center in Pasadena, Calif., that will focus on mobility ventures outside the scope of traditional vehicles.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Producers are invited to attend a Soil Health and Drought Management Workshop held July 27 in Mitchell at the Highland Conference Center (2000 Highland Way) from 9-11:30 a.m. All are welcome. Registration is not requested and there is no cost to attend.
Monday, July 12, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The owners of restaurants, amusement parks and retail shops, many of them desperate for workers, are sounding an unusual note of gratitude this summer:
Friday, July 09, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The acting head of the Food and Drug Administration on Friday called for a government investigation into highly unusual contacts between her agency's drug reviewers and the maker of a controversial new Alzheimer's drug.
Thursday, July 08, 2021
MADRID (AP) -- The amount of meat that Spaniards eat has rattled the unity of Spain's governing coalition.
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
PIERRE -- The USDA Farm Service Agency recently updated rental rates and created new incentives for producers and landowners to enroll environmentally sensitive agricultural land into perennial cover for 10 to 15 years through the federally funded Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
Friday, July 02, 2021
LONDON (AP) -- In another blow to Britain's retail sector, American clothing company Gap said that it will close all of its stores in the U.K. by the end of the year as it moves its business exclusively online.
Thursday, July 01, 2021
TOKYO (AP) -- Battered Japanese nuclear and electronics giant Toshiba Corp. faced off with shareholders Friday, seeking to shake off serious questions about governance at the once revered brand.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
HURON (AP) -- Three members of a South Dakota family accused of bilking millions from farmers due to risky speculation in the grain business have reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
BROOKINGS -- South Dakota State University's Southeast Research Farm annual field day will be held on July 6 at 1:30 p.m. The research farm is located at 29974 University Rd, Beresford.
Monday, June 28, 2021
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) -- The United States is making a big bet on the role that farmers can play in mitigating climate change.
Friday, June 25, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) -- All 23 of the nation's biggest banks are healthy enough to withstand a sudden economic catastrophe, the Federal Reserve said Thursday as it released the results from its latest "stress tests," giving the banks the green light to resume paying out dividends to investors and b…
Thursday, June 24, 2021
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Eli Lilly is nearly ready to take another shot at getting approval for a possible Alzheimer's drug.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) -- Small businesses that endured shutdowns and lower revenue during the COVID-19 outbreak now must contend with another crisis: spiking prices for goods and services that squeeze profits and force many owners to pass the increases along to customers.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
TOKYO (AP) -- Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida pleaded for patience from disgruntled shareholders Tuesday and promised a turnaround at the Japanese automaker, which is projecting a third year of losses as it struggles to distance itself from a scandal over its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.
Monday, June 21, 2021
The White House believes it has an ally in the bond markets to make the case that inflation isn't an economic threat.
Friday, June 18, 2021
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The union representing workers at the Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls said Friday its members have voted in favor of a new contract.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog farm waste into the state's river and streams, finding that limiting pollution from farms was a political matter and not one for the courts.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) -- As storms grow more violent and Louisiana loses more of its coast, the family that makes Tabasco Sauce is fighting erosion in the marshland that buffers its factory from hurricanes and floods.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Water managers are cutting off irrigation flows to farmers in Idaho's Wood River basin and wildlife officials are scrambling to move fish to safer waters as a severe drought grips the area.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
DETROIT (AP) -- The president of General Motors says his company plans to announce more U.S. battery factories later this week.
Monday, June 14, 2021
Small businesses that survived the COVID-19 pandemic still face a long road to recovery, but some of the innovations business owners adopted last year may outlast the pandemic itself.
Friday, June 11, 2021
Hertz will likely emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by the end of the month after a bankruptcy court confirmed the reorganization plan for the beleaguered car rental company.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
MILAN (AP) -- Luxury sports carmaker Ferrari has tapped Benedetto Vigna, an Italian executive at Europe's largest semiconductor chipmaker, as its new CEO, the company announced Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
BROOKINGS -- An environmental training session for operators of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) will be held on June 30 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center.
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) -- As Americans start to go out and update their wardrobes, jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co. is enjoying a resurgence in denim.
Monday, June 07, 2021
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine's beloved wild blueberry fields are home to one of the most important fruit crops in New England, and scientists have found they are warming at a faster rate than the rest of the state.
BOSTON (AP) -- A consortium of private equity firms has reached a deal -- reportedly worth about $34 billion -- to acquire family-run Medline, the medical supply and equipment company announced Saturday.
Thursday, June 03, 2021
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany-based MorphoSys AG said Wednesday that it is buying U.S. rival Constellation Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a deal valuing the biotech company at $1.7 billion.
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of Figs Inc., which sells scrubs online to nurses and doctors, soared 36% in their stock market debut Thursday, valuing the 8-year old company at more than $4.8 billion.
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) -- Environmental Protection Agency officials improperly influenced a decision to re-approve use of dicamba, a herbicide blamed for crop damage in hundreds of lawsuits, during the Trump administration, according to an internal agency report.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Despite the spring rains that have fallen recently in Lake County and the region, researchers with the U.S. Drought Monitor have reported the expansion of abnormally-dry and moderate-drought conditions in eastern South Dakota counties.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A group representing pork producers urged the federal government Tuesday to let them continue an effort to speed up the processing of pigs into bacon and ham despite a union's claim that the increased volume endangers workers.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, communities around the U.S. rallied to help small businesses by launching "shop local" initiatives, purchasing gift cards and starting fundraising campaigns .
Monday, May 24, 2021
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The world's largest truck and bus maker is charting an ambitious zero-emission future and says it's not that far off - despite higher costs and the current lack of support infrastructure.
Friday, May 21, 2021
Shareholders of Tribune Publishing, one of the country's largest newspaper chains, voted Friday on a takeover bid by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. In a statement, Alden appeared to say the deal was approved, an assertion questioned by the union representing Tribune journalists.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Oatly, the world's largest oat milk company, will raise $1.4 billion in an initial public offering Thursday on the Nasdaq stock exchange, capitalizing on a global surge in demand for its products.
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