June 15, 2004
June 2004 --
Greater Sage-grouse to get Status Review
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has determined that enough biological information exists to warrant a more in-depth examination of the status of the Greater Sage-grouse.
A Federal Register notice announcing the 90-day finding for petitions to list the Sage-grouse as threatened or endangered was published on April 21, 2004.
Information is being solicited from State and Federal agencies as well as all interested parties regarding the grouse and its sagebrush habitat to ensure a comprehensive status review. This is the first step in a long process that will trigger a more thorough review of all biological information available.
Anyone interested in offering pertinent information concerning the status of or the threats to this species has until June 21, 2004, to submit comments for consideration.
For information on submitting comments refer to the Federal Register notice, which can be accessed at: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-8870.htm
on the World Wide Web.
Lamb Processing Plant Coming to South Dakota
South Dakota Ag Producer Ventures (SDAPV) plans to buy a lamb processing company based in California and move it to Corsica, S.D., over the next year.
That's the word from SDAPV Chief Executive Officer Joel Dykstra, who recently spoke about the creation of Great Plains Lamb and Veal at a Farmers Union meeting in Beresford.
The venture group has plans to process 600 head of lamb and 350 head of veal per day.
SDAPV will buy the $3 million company in two phases: by holding an initial offering until June 1, then in early 2005 offering shares to a wider group of investors.