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Assessments continue to climb in Day County

Last year the state Legislature directed county equalization directors to make larger adjustments in farmland values and this year producers will really feel the pinch. HB1003 was aimed at helping counties bring cropland and pastureland into line faster under the state’s new production-based system for setting tax values. The initial maximum increase or decrease in value was capped at 10 percent annually, but went to a maximum of 25 percent a year, depending how far a county is behind/ahead. Read More »

Kopriva competes at national Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet

Lee Kopriva, Raymond, represented South Dakota in the Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Discussion Meet after winning the state contest in November and advancing on to the national contest. The YF&G Discussion Meet is a public speaking contest designed to simulate a committee meeting in which active discussion and participation are expected from each participant. They exchange ideas and solve problems on predetermined agricultural topics. Kopriva advanced through two rounds of the contest, competing against other young farmers and ranchers from 40 state Farm Bureaus. Read More »

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