South Dakota

Great Plains Grassland Loss Slows Overall, While South Dakota Conversion on the Rise

Press Release

WASHINGTON, August 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Last year, 1.7 million acres of grasslands were lost across the Great Plains to crop production, according to new research from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). While stark, this number represents an overall decrease in conversion from 2016, with 800,000 less acres plowed, benefiting the critical ecosystems, wildlife habitat, and rural communities who rely on these intact grasslands. However, the region of South Dakota that was once hit hardest by the Dust Bowl has experienced a dramatic increase in plow-up over the past year.

Walking Forward Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Lung Cancer Screening Research

Press Release

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., February 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Avera Health is pleased to announce that the Walking Forward Program, based in Rapid City, has been awarded a grant for over $1.6 million from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to increase lung cancer screening rates for high-risk smokers living in western South Dakota.

The award, which will be distributed over the course of three years (2018-2020), will fund Walking Forward’s research dedicated to increasing awareness of lung cancer prevention and access to advanced lung cancer screening technology.

Wells Fargo Invests $2 Million to Boost South Dakota Homeownership

Governor Daugaard joins Wells Fargo to announce NeighborhoodLIFT program that will offer homebuyer education plus $7,500 down payment assistance grants for all 66 counties and rural communities
Press Release

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member, GROW South Dakota, today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program is coming to South Dakota with a $2 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership for eligible homebuyers across the state’s 66 counties. This will be Wells Fargo’s 56th LIFT program and second-statewide effort in the U.S.

The United Crops of America

By Brandie Piper, Monsanto Corporate Engagement
Blog

The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.

TransCanada Gives to Black Hills Organizations

A total of $25,000 was donated to five Black Hills organizations
Article

A total of $25,000 was donated to five Black Hills organizations and community projects in December, and was awarded to the groups in a reception Tuesday morning.

The Black Hills Area Community Foundation in collaboration with the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline presented donations to two charities and three community projects in need of funds today.

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Ranchers Reeling from South Dakota Blizzard

TransCanada is pitching in to help those impacted by a devastating storm
Blog

Kathleen and Howard Ingalls have been ranching for over 55 years. From their ranch in Meade County, South Dakota, they’ve seen their fair share of bad weather over the years, but the winter storm known as Atlas, was just about as bad as it gets. Between October 3 and 5, an intense winter storm hit western South Dakota, bringing with it heavy rains, record breaking snowfall and hurricane force winds.

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