Tag: South Dakota

Why would you run 100 miles?

When I was a kid in junior high, I embarrassed myself at a regional track meet by falling over several hurdles. That clumsiness and a lack of patience for putting up with older guys at the gym led me to quit sports and go to work on my family’s ranch every waking moment outside of […]

One Year After Atlas Blizzard Kills Thousands of Livestock

It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since the historic and devastating Atlas Blizzard struck the region surrounding western South Dakota. The unexpected, early season storm left in its wake more than $1.7 billion in damage, feet of snow and howling winds wiped out tens of thousands of livestock, and ranchers were left with […]

Atlas Blizzard Costs South Dakota Ranchers and Area Economy $1.7 Billion

Note: The following a release from SDSU and update from this month’s devastating Atlas Blizzard that had an economic impact of $1.7 billion on the area economy. Relief efforts for the affected ranchers continue to flow in while federal disaster aid has been limited and slow in response. Consider checking out the designated Ranchers Relief […]

Update: How to help ranchers affected by Atlas Blizzard

A few days ago, I wrote about the Atlas blizzard that struck South Dakota and surrounding states. That post has links to several news stories and perspectives from the agriculture community. (Be sure to check back, it’s been updated with more links.) This disaster still hasn’t received large national attention, though some media outlets have […]

South Dakota Blizzard leaves devastation for ranchers

Update: An updated list of coverage of the Atlas Blizzard can be found at the bottom of the post. Proceeds from sweatshirt to benefit ranchers. There hasn’t been much national media coverage of it, most likely due to coverage of the government shutdown, but Winter Storm Atlas took a huge toll on folks in Western […]

North Dakota Agriculture from a Born and Raised California Girl

      Bandita Jenny Dewey is a country girl at heart. Born and raised in Northern California and growing up in her parent’s butcher shop and deli, agriculture has always been a part of her life. She recently followed her heart to North Dakota where she is now engaged to a Sunflower farmer and […]

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