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CRST Buffalo Authority Corp. awarded grant to create Farm to School program

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | July 22, 2020

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Buffalo Authority Corporation has been awarded a $49,983 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, according to a press release from the Tribe. The project will give local producers the opportunity to make their beef and buffalo available to over 2,200 children who attend schools on the Cheyenne River Sioux […]

Locals named 2020 Creative Community Leadership Institute cohorts

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | July 22, 2020

Plains Art Museum, Racing Magpie, and Springboard for the Arts announced its 2021 cohorts for the Creative Community Leadership Institute (CCLI). Originally scheduled for in-person sessions in summer 2020, cohort programming has been postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic. Creative Community Leadership Institute is an intensive, in-person, cohort-based training program with real-world practice for artists, culture bearers, community organizers, […]

South Dakota Mesonet Weather Station in Eagle Butte reactivated

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | July 22, 2020

The South Dakota Mesonet at South Dakota State University has reactivated its weather station near Eagle Butte with the support of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority. The South Dakota Mesonet stations report more than just basic weather. The stations also provide recordkeeping for pesticide applicators including inversion detection, soil temperature for planting and nitrogen application decisions, crop water […]

COVID-19 and disinformation

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | July 22, 2020

There are a lot of competing bits of information about Covid-19, what it is, where it comes from, and even if it is a hoax. It can be very confusing, trying to wade through all the supposed facts to know what is actually going on. Disinformation is the deliberate act of providing false or misleading information. According to various National […]

Saving bees one hive at a time: The basics of backyard beehives

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | July 22, 2020

Scientists and environmentalists have been warning the public for years that honeybees are disappearing at alarming rates. Scientists were initially uncertain in regard to what was decimating bee populations. Even though no single cause is to blame, data has pointed to pesticide use and the mysterious colony collapse disorder, which is a name given to the dwindling colonies seen around […]

The right tools: Pollinators are an important part of gardens

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | July 22, 2020

A thriving backyard garden requires homeowners to take steps to ensure the garden has the best environment in which to grow and thrive. The right tools and components, including trowels, rakes, soil, amendments, and fertilizer, can help gardeners create beautiful spaces. It’s also important that pollinators are made to feel welcome in the garden. The United States Department of Agriculture […]

South Dakota Stockgrowers commend South Dakota Beef Industry Council

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | July 22, 2020

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, whose mission is “To Promote and Protect the Livestock Industry”, announced its appreciation the ongoing efforts of the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC). Fifty cents of every beef checkoff dollar that producers pay stays within South Dakota to fund the SDBIC efforts in promotion, education, and research. “It’s important that producers know half of […]

USDA announces $15 million in funding opportunities to support socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | July 22, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced approximately $15 million in available funding to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms. Funding is made through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known as the 2501 Program). The program is administered by […]

Fishing Update for the Missouri River in South Dakota

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | July 22, 2020

Another week of 80’s and 90’s is coming this way, making it a great time to get out on the river in Central South Dakota. Beat the COVID blues by getting outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine. Fishing is pretty good so expect boat ramps and cleaning stations to be busy. Remember to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and […]

USDA Agriculture News

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | July 22, 2020

The Corson, Dewey, Meade, Perkins, and Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs.  If you have any questions please contact the Corson County office at 605-273-4506 ext 2, Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2, Perkins at 244-5222 ext 2 or Ziebach County […]