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Federal Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday April 05, 2020 ( 7 items )  

NASS - South Dakota Field Office: South Dakota Grain Stocks
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 31 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - South Dakota Field Office issued the following news release: South Dakota corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2020 totaled 373 million bushels, down 20 percent from 2019, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 225 million bushels are stored on farms, down 35 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 148 million bushels, are up 25  more

NASS - South Dakota Field Office: South Dakota Hog Inventory Up 10 Percent
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 26 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - South Dakota Field Office issued the following news release: South Dakota inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2020, was a record high 2.03 million head, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was up 10 percent from March 1, 2019, and up 1 percent from December 1, 2019. Breeding hog inventory, at 285,000 head, was up 16 percent from March   more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: South Dakota Farm Service Agency Hosting April 7 Webinar About
HURON, South Dakota, April 3 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service South Dakota office issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in South Dakota is hosting a webinar at 1 p.m. (CDT) April 7 to share details and answer questions about the new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Soil Health and Income Protection Program (SHIPP) pilot. This pilot program enables farmers in South Dakota, and four   more

S.D. U.S. Attorney Urges Public to Report Suspected COVID-19 Fraud or Price Gouging
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota, Ron Parsons, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Ron Parsons of the District of South Dakota urged the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or to the NCDF e-mail address disaster@leo.gov. In coordination with the Department of Justice, Attorney General William B  more

S.D. U.S. Attorney: Six Former Tribal Officials Plead Guilty to Embezzlement From Indian Tribal Organization, Aiding and Abetting
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 28 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota, Ron Parsons, issued the following news release: * * * - Defendants Prosecuted as Part of the Guardians Project, a Federal Law Enforcement Initiative to Combat Corruption, Fraud, and Abuse in South Dakota * * * United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that all six of the former Crow Creek Sioux Tribe councilmembers charged in the Superseding Indictment have now pleaded guilty to embezzling tribal fu  more

US Farmers Expect to Plant More Corn and Soybean Acreage
WASHINGTON, April 1 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service issued the following news release on March 31: Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 97.0 million acres of corn in 2020, up 8% from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Planted acreage intentions for corn are up or unchanged in 38 of the 48 estimating states. Sout  more

USDA Invests $60,000 in Two of South Dakota's Rural Communities
HURON, South Dakota, April 3 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - South Dakota office issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for South Dakota Julie Gross announced that Reliance Fire Department and the town of Lesterville were awarded USDA funding to purchase equipment. "Growth and prosperity are critical to rural communities," said Gross. "It is Rural Development's mission to assist small communities and  more